[rescue] FW: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100
shannon at widomaker.com
Fri May 2 15:27:48 CDT 2008
On May 1, 2008, at 20:20 , Carl R. Friend wrote:
> On Thu, 1 May 2008, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:
>> Silence in a datacenter is always a little eerie, though...
> Silence in a big computer room is one of the most creepy
> sensations I've ever had. Even *scheduled silence* is creepy.
I'm still not decided when it is more creepy: these days with lot's of
little machines, or the old days with one or a few big ones.
The first time I was in a large mainframe/mini room and we shut it
down, the first thing in my head was, "It's so quiet. I wonder if it
will ever run again..."
Of course, if the sound really doesn't come back, it's kind of an
auditory notation that your job won't be coming back either... :)
> The time we scheduled downtime to do work on the power
> infrastructure was different, and we used the time as a test
> some of the mechanisms to SCRAM the room. We gracefully halted
> the machines first, and then pegged *THE BUTTON*; the room went
> dark (lit again by the battery-powered lamps mind you), the
> A/C spun down, and the machines went dark. One could literally
> hear a pin drop in the room. It was frightening. (I get the
> willies at home when there's no fan or disk noise, so I guess
> the "need" is in-born.)
Seems like it.
Two weeks ago I retired my last Sun machines. I replaced them with
one machine that is faster than all of them, and also nearly silent.
Even though I like the quiet and can get more work done, it took me
several days to get used to it.
Now I can hear other pieces of equipment that I never knew made any
Ideally I'll get some Sun or other nice gear again in the future, but
it's so expensive and I like quiet machines near me.
Then again, I might move to a place where I can build a computer
room. I'm pretty hopeless like that.
"Where some they sell their dreams for small desires."
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