[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at synack-hosting.com
Sun Sep 18 16:14:49 CDT 2005

On 18-Sep-05, at 1:50 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> I still don't have a place I can really afford to run my E3K, which is
> in a very similar configuration.  It might have been feasible here,  
> had
> we been able to get the racks down the basement stairs short of taking
> out a wall.  But as it is, we can't afford the heat load in our living
> space, or the power consumption (or the added consumption that soaking
> up the heat load would entail).
> It's frustrating to have such a nice machine sitting downstairs and  
> not
> be able to use it.  I'm considering seeing if I can work out a way to
> get it into one of Freenode's colo cages as a Freenode server.
> But maybe it's just time to sell it.  :p

I am very lucky, I pay a flat rate for electricity in my office. And  
since a 16 proc Origin 2000 is 'just a computer' it isn't much.

I pay $50/month for 12-20A 120V circuits and 2- 30A 220V circuits.

My problem is having the time to do cool stuff with all these machines.

Right now I am working on getting one of the e450's up and running  
with Sol10 and PostgreSQL (w/ PostGIS extensions) so I can load a  
metric buttload of GIS data into it.


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