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Upgrading my lab

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by zebulebu, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Just got two DL580 G7s in to replace a couple of old DL towers I had. You want cores? I got cores...

    [​IMG]

    Just need to figure out how I'm going to run them in my basement without a rack, and with four 1200x PSUs in each... oh, and tell the wife why our electricity bill has doubled :)
     
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  2. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    :eek: how is the noise and heat on those bad boys
     
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    LOL wow zeb that's a serious lab you got there!
     
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  4. Sparky
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    :eek:

    Makes the couple of Dell T100s I installed today for my Exchange lab look rather tame! :biggrin
     
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  5. craigie

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    Shizzle me nizzle, nice gear mate.

    I think Zeb has a business venture in mind!
     
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  6. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Ha!

    Funny you should say that...

    I'm looking into starting up a colo next year - just small to begin with. See if I can get a few SME clients I used to do support for interested in some cheap-as-chips DR. If I can kick that off and grow the customer base, I might look into partnering with someone to get a real facility up and running somewhere. Colos are only going to get bigger in the next few years - I think if I can get in small and work up, I might have enough of a client base in a few years to do it full time.

    As for heat and noise - yeah, they're absolute beasts for both. More worryingly, with both those on, I'm pretty much at capacity on my power draw down here in the lab.
     
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  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Love it! Absolutely love it. I badly want an underground lair er I mean lab
     
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  8. Sparky
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    ......errr wine cellar :biggrin
     
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  9. jiggy

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    Epic....nuff said.
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Awesomeness personified 8)
     
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  11. jk2447

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    ha ha a lab/wine cellar would be ace. I'd call it Cellar 5...... ha
     
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  12. DC Pr0Mo

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    Thats the bees knees :biggrin
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

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    any chance of pics of the ins and outs?
     
  14. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Speaking of upgrades, what do you guys make of these DL165 G7s
     
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