[ILUG] [OT] Cheap-ish 1U or 2U rackable PCs
paul at clubi.ie
Sat Mar 11 18:46:16 GMT 2000
Compaq proliant 1850R is worth looking at. 2U i think. You can fit 3
or 4 1" inch compaq drive trays in it.
plus afaik it has that IRC == "integrated remote console" thingy
which might be very useful, eg stick a term server in the rack - wire
all servers serial ports up to it - and hey presto you can
telnet/dial in to your term server and remote boot your machines.
apparently something like 40% or more of 1850R's sold run linux...
(of course i do work for compaq... biased/etc..)
On Fri, 10 Mar 2000, Colm Buckley wrote:
Hey folks -
Yet another OT request, but this one is mildly interesting. I'm looking
into putting "lots of Linux boxes" in a rack, and I need a source of
cheap low- to mid-range PCs (say Celeron 500s with 128MB) which come in
a small (1U or 2U) rack format. The higher-end stuff is covered by
something like the Dell PE2450 (yummy, btw), but I also need a couple of
low-end boxes like this to do firewalling/NATting duty.
I got a couple of 1U boxes from Sight Systems in the UK last year, but
I'm not amazingly happy with them. ISTR seeing some Intel 2U boxes
somewhere; anyone got further information?
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
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