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New Antville server is on its way

I ordered the new, future antville.org Server the other day. The picture above shows what it will look like on the inside. After lots and lots of thinking and discussions with people with lots of experience running big server racks, I decided to go with a bigger 2 unit server instead of a 1 unit model. The reason is that 1 unit rack servers are tightly crammed and usually have significantly reduced lifetime compared to spacier models. They also lean towards thermal problems, and they are less extensible. People also reported reliability problems with products from major vendors like Compaq, Dell, and IBM, which led me to think that I could just as well go with a minor vendor as long as the components are first rate and built to run. Which is why I went with german server discounter Thomas Krenn, which offers significantly more bang for the buck than any other vendor.

Here are the specs:

2 HE Dual Rack 4000, IDE and Dual CPU Tyan Thunder LE-T mainboard with ServerWorks ServerSet LE chipset 2 x PIII-S 1400MHz Processors 2048 MB ECC Registered SDRAM 3ware 7500-4 IDE RAID controller 4 x 60 GB IDE harddisks 2 x redundant 300 W power supply extractable rack rails CD-ROM drive

The price is 3447,41 Euro, so we already have the necessary amount of money. There is however a possibility that we will have additional upcoming expenses of a few hundred Euro. If this is so, I'll let you know. For now, there's no need for additional funds. Thanks for everybody who contributed!

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kohlehydrat, February 6, 2003 at 12:32:52 PM CET

HURRA!!

:)

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gHack, February 6, 2003 at 12:43:20 PM CET

As always:

Thank you very much for the effort!

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meisterkoechin, February 6, 2003 at 1:07:46 PM CET

Beeeeaaaaaaautiful!

I say this with tears in my eyes!

Thank you very much!

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jeanluc, February 6, 2003 at 10:13:27 PM CET

und mit dem schmierigen kochlöffel die haare nach hinten

aus dem gesicht....

anyway - vielleicht geht ja die instellation problemlos...

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meisterkoechin, February 7, 2003 at 10:02:41 AM CET

Ich glaub, es hackt, doo!

Sie schließen demnächst Bekanntschaft mit meinem Nudelholz!

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Kasi, February 7, 2003 at 2:03:17 PM CET

Nu kloppenSe sich ma nich

und YIPPIEH er .comt bald, ich freu mich schon! Danke, die Herren für Ihre Mühen!

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supatyp, February 7, 2003 at 10:07:22 AM CET

na und?

hns zeigt uns ihn seine neue endstufe am autoradio in ihn seine tiefergelegte karre

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0815tussi, February 7, 2003 at 11:35:24 AM CET

:)

eine echte schönheit!

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ille, February 7, 2003 at 6:44:15 PM CET

yippieyayeahh...

sieht scheene aus dat ding, DOO!

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nex, February 10, 2003 at 1:19:16 AM CET

i like

looks sexy.

what will happen with the old one?

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tobi, February 10, 2003 at 6:53:10 PM CET

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nex, February 11, 2003 at 2:12:53 PM CET

Re: this

huh? there's absolutely no better use for it? if you're really going to dispose of it, you could do that in a more environmentally friendly way. i can always use spare parts for my modding experiments :-)

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hns, February 11, 2003 at 3:23:06 PM CET

adele

still serves us as web and cvs server, i guess.

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nex, February 12, 2003 at 7:11:47 AM CET

re: adele

sounds reasonable. i wasn't quite aware that antville is just one service of a few running on there (although i should have been), so i was wondering.

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snoogans00, February 10, 2003 at 4:19:23 PM CET

Looks good, wîsh I would have found out about this sooner so I could have contributed.... Keep up the great work.

Thx blank.antville.org

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br0aky, February 10, 2003 at 5:05:46 PM CET

wonderfull! we all love antville!

/gus

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simons, February 11, 2003 at 5:33:34 PM CET

fine!

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ColorBlind, February 25, 2003 at 6:51:45 PM CET

NICE PIECE ... !!

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The Antville Server Fund has been a great success. Thanks to everybody who contributed!
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