[rescue] Short-depth 1U x86 Systems

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Sun Mar 9 04:04:29 CDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 06:46:41PM -0600, Zach Lowry wrote:
> I'm looking for suggestions on a short depth x86 box. Similar to a Netra X1 
> (1CPU, Dual HDs) but with a little more oomph. Maybe something in the 1+GHz 
> range. Anyone have any ideas on  such a system?
> Oh, and I should mention, it should be able to run OpenBSD. That rules out 
> Nokia appliances and Cobalt x86 boxes.

Iron Systems has (or had at one time) some "shallow" 1U boxes that let you
mount two of them back-to-back in a standard-depth rack.


They make decent stuff - I maintain a couple of systems for a friend that
he bought from them in 2003 or 2004 (P4 1.8Ghz boxes) and the only problem
we've had with them is the CPU fans died after three years and had to be
replaced.  They withstood it like a champ though - all they did was
overheat and reboot repeatedly; once the fans were swapped out it's been


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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