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Topic # 111130 25-Oct-2012 07:33
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Hi all.

Of all the funny things to end up with i have ended up with a 8 blade server.
Its about 3-4 years old.

All blades are 3 GHz + with 4GB ram +
My question is what should I use it for?
It seems a waste to sell it and i would like to do something with it being the geek that I am.




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  Reply # 706087 25-Oct-2012 08:26
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If Tiwai Point ever closes down you could use it to replicate the power usage it used.



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  Reply # 706107 25-Oct-2012 09:21
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lxsw20: If Tiwai Point ever closes down you could use it to replicate the power usage it used.


Yes good starting point.. LOL






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  Reply # 706115 25-Oct-2012 09:33
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Yea thats the problem with old equipment power usage per "unit" of performance. Your ould try make a cluster and run something like Hadoop?





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  Reply # 706119 25-Oct-2012 09:40
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Make a 3 blade cluster with all the ram, and sell the remaining 5 blades without RAM on trademe.

Depending on what chassis you have it may have dynamic power management built it to only use the power it needs, and with three blades just use two of the power supplies.

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  Reply # 706120 25-Oct-2012 09:42
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I'd play around with Crowbar and OpenStack.




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  Reply # 706151 25-Oct-2012 10:42
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Keep all the blades in it, run some virtualisation, and build a massively over-engineered Asterisk box as a home PBX.

Impress your geek friends.




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  Reply # 706154 25-Oct-2012 10:45
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Just had a great idea: you should build an AUCTION SITE.




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  Reply # 706156 25-Oct-2012 10:49
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magu: Just had a great idea: you should build an AUCTION SITE.



WWWOOOO yes it seems to be the in thing to do. I've got it! I will start the next Trademe with no budget! :P



All in all tho this thing does owe me $1300 as it was payment for a job. is there any thing its good for other than a VOIP server for home?

hmmm think of the power bill for VOIP... it may be cheaper to use a sat phone :P




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  Reply # 706167 25-Oct-2012 10:54
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CADMAX:
magu: Just had a great idea: you should build an AUCTION SITE.



WWWOOOO yes it seems to be the in thing to do. I've got it! I will start the next Trademe with no budget! :P



All in all tho this thing does owe me $1300 as it was payment for a job. is there any thing its good for other than a VOIP server for home?

hmmm think of the power bill for VOIP... it may be cheaper to use a sat phone :P


If you want a PBX for home, don't go past the Rapsberry Pi: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8237

You could possibly co-locate it, but then you'll have some running costs from the datacentre you choose.




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  Reply # 706171 25-Oct-2012 11:02
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magu:
CADMAX:
magu: Just had a great idea: you should build an AUCTION SITE.



WWWOOOO yes it seems to be the in thing to do. I've got it! I will start the next Trademe with no budget! :P



All in all tho this thing does owe me $1300 as it was payment for a job. is there any thing its good for other than a VOIP server for home?

hmmm think of the power bill for VOIP... it may be cheaper to use a sat phone :P


If you want a PBX for home, don't go past the Rapsberry Pi: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8237

You could possibly co-locate it, but then you'll have some running costs from the datacentre you choose.


I have been keeping a eye on Rapsberry Pi, looking verey good and i'm keen to have a play.

I'm thinking of co-locting it but what do i use it for? Web hosting?




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  Reply # 706173 25-Oct-2012 11:06
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CADMAX:
magu:
CADMAX:
magu: Just had a great idea: you should build an AUCTION SITE.



WWWOOOO yes it seems to be the in thing to do. I've got it! I will start the next Trademe with no budget! :P



All in all tho this thing does owe me $1300 as it was payment for a job. is there any thing its good for other than a VOIP server for home?

hmmm think of the power bill for VOIP... it may be cheaper to use a sat phone :P


If you want a PBX for home, don't go past the Rapsberry Pi: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8237

You could possibly co-locate it, but then you'll have some running costs from the datacentre you choose.


I have been keeping a eye on Rapsberry Pi, looking verey good and i'm keen to have a play.

I'm thinking of co-locting it but what do i use it for? Web hosting?


Web hosting is one option. Personally, I'd play a bit with OpenStack and see what it can do, then see if anyone here is interested in renting-a-VM there.




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  Reply # 706175 25-Oct-2012 11:11
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magu:
CADMAX:
magu:
CADMAX:
magu: Just had a great idea: you should build an AUCTION SITE.



WWWOOOO yes it seems to be the in thing to do. I've got it! I will start the next Trademe with no budget! :P



All in all tho this thing does owe me $1300 as it was payment for a job. is there any thing its good for other than a VOIP server for home?

hmmm think of the power bill for VOIP... it may be cheaper to use a sat phone :P


If you want a PBX for home, don't go past the Rapsberry Pi: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8237

You could possibly co-locate it, but then you'll have some running costs from the datacentre you choose.


I have been keeping a eye on Rapsberry Pi, looking verey good and i'm keen to have a play.

I'm thinking of co-locting it but what do i use it for? Web hosting?


Web hosting is one option. Personally, I'd play a bit with OpenStack and see what it can do, then see if anyone here is interested in renting-a-VM there.


Sweet :)

I use Proxmox AV a bit so i know that system.
I was thinking renting it out for A) A rendering farm, B) hiring out VM's

Dont know, its my first Blade server and i was not shopping for one when i ended up with it :P




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  Reply # 706176 25-Oct-2012 11:13
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Personally If you don't have a real use for it I would sell it and recover what it owes you. (Maybe even buy a smaller server off trademe in exchange)

Being a Computer it will only ever loose value. That said tho, If you have a purpose for it / People wanting to rent some VM's Colocate it in a Datacenter.

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  Reply # 706223 25-Oct-2012 12:18
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magu: If you want a PBX for home, don't go past the Rapsberry Pi: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8237

You could possibly co-locate it, but then you'll have some running costs from the datacentre you choose.


Colocate the Raspberry PI?

;)






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Reply # 706226 25-Oct-2012 12:25
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magu: If you want a PBX for home, don't go past the Rapsberry Pi: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8237

You could possibly co-locate it, but then you'll have some running costs from the datacentre you choose.


Colocate the Raspberry PI?

;)


Well the running cost would up there with its size.

Do you think Snap would co-locate PI for me?

hmmm PI + lunch time... back soon ;)




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