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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Sparky, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Sparky
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    ....just fired up four Dell Poweredge 2900 servers in my home office. Phew!!!!

    Working tonight and tomorrow morning and can’t get access to the site I was working at so needed to bring the servers back to the flat (works van) so I am the only crazy person in Glasgow with their windows open.

    Time for a cool beer I think... 8)
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    Why is it bad to have your windows open in Glasgow? Crime rate that bad or something?
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Yes, and the weather sucks. :biggrin
     
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    Its funny how when things are in an airconditioned room you don't realise how noisy or hot they are! Imagine a blade server at home! Wow, be like being in a sauna!! I was shocked enough when I first turned on my lowly ML115 at home . . .
     
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    Know what you mean mate. Just opened the door to improve airflow and the wife started to complain about the noise.

    Not exactly life in the IT fastlane! :biggrin
     
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    This is why I hate server migrations, just found a folder called junk with 20GB of files in it. Why is it on the server if its "junk"?

    <shift + delete>

    That`ll do! :biggrin
     
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    Ha ha made me laugh because when my girl heard me turn my server on at home she said "thats got to go" literally when it had been on for the 1st 10 seconds of its life ha ha Just hope she doesn't check your lecky bill. . . . !
     
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    Try sitting with these 18 inches from your left earhole:

    [​IMG]

    (and I don't mean Larry, Curly, Moe & Dexter :biggrin)
     
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    Oh my word Zeb! Your electric bill must be 2 grand a year running all that! I'd be looking for where I splash the water on the coals with the heat all them ML110's must be throwing out at once and I bet you need some ear plugs too . . . . .

    You should go into web hosting! Is that purely for your own exploits or do you make money off that setup in some way (do you mind me asking)?

    Its a great setup. I'm jealous. One day I hope to retire in a big house and have my own chilled server room in the basement ha ha seriously I'm gonna do it!
     
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  10. zebulebu

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    No hosting - can't be arsed with the hassle of it all - but I suppose you could say I do make money off of it - after all, it's all this gumph that enables me to keep ahead of the curve in my job. I might look into getting an MPLS line in for work and run a second DR site out of my basement haha.

    Electric bill isn't that bad really - about £350 a quarter, and that includes every other appliance in the house. I think the servers (and the desktops I've got running as servers and VMWare Server hosts probably eat about £200 a quarter.

    The only reason of got it all is because I'm a nerrrrrrrd :D - three of the ML110s are ESX hosts, the fourth is an OpenFiler SAN. The two little boxes next to it are the VC Server and its DB server. The bigger one to the left is my workstation (it's an absolute beast). I've also got three more boxes running my third domain (DMZ, running off a seperate ISP) but they're not in shot, neither is my main file server (stuck under the desk you can see).

    Oddly enough, it doesn't churn out as much heat as you'd think - it gets toasty in the summer, but being in a basement provides a bit of natural cooling, so in the winter its quite nice - and means I don't have to turn the central heating on that much in the bottom of the house - LOL
     
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    Its a great setup mate. I've always been a nerb but lately I'm finding my nerdiness is growing exponentially :D I'm at the stage now where I can spend a few hundred on computer stuff, new router etc but see a pair of jeans for £80 and think, ah thats a bit steep ha ha Do you do that?

    I've got room now but not loads (3 bed semi). Hopefully in 2 years time I'll be in a position to get the a bigger house with a basement/possibly loft conversion but for some reason I'd love my "den" to be in the basement. I can tell I'm getting old because I'd want a loft conversion to be a nice bedroom ha ha ha

    If I had the money I'd love to do the room out high tech, kinda like Will Smiths in Legend where he's got kit and a sliding glass door at the end of the room. I'm such a nerd I'd even go for some kinda biometric reader or keypad to open the door to the basement :oops:

    Ah I can dream . . . .

    Hey to get back on thread, kinda makes what Sparky was talking about look small potatoes ha ha ha (sorry Sparkly)
     
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    I'm not as bad as Zeb but I have 4 i7s and an i5 running burn in tests at the moment in a 10 x 3 room and those bloody new i processors run very hot indeed.

    Normally you would say for core 2 duo or core 2 quad not to go above 60 degrees as the cut off is 72.2 but these i7s and i5s can go right up to 100 although 80 is generally thought of as being safe.

    I stll have 22 hours to go before I deem them ready to ship.
     
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    Damn this is the only reason i wish i still lived in Croydon, I would love to come bask in your geek sauna and jam along with you to Metallica, drinking a few beers, me strat in hand, whilst nibbling at a tandoori take away from the curry house in Church Street 8)
     
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    Sparky, what are you whacking onto the Servers mate?
     
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    bunch of nerds the lot of you.



    i love it!
     
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    I made the mistake a few months ago of building my new gaming rig at work in our server room (which is also our office grr). Didn't sound noisy at all when I was testing it. When I took it home, it was a different story. :) Just goes to show how much background fan noise there is in our room.
     
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    WHAT DO YOU MEAN? OUR ROOM IS WHISPER QUIET...

    :biggrin

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    The joys of educational IT working conditions. My laptop sits on top of two Proliant DL380's most of the time.

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    lol mate, maybe we need some of that adattive you put in you car into our servers. :)
     
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  20. AJ

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    Can't you get the Physics Dept to make a white noise generator? :D
     
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