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RE: [SLUG] Ideas for linux internet server hardware.

Possibly out-of-scope for what you are doing, but I recently had a look at
the IBM blade servers.
They are very quiet compared with the 1u pizza boxes, mainly because the
blower is bigger and doesn't have to run as fast as the little 1U fans have
to achieve the same cooling effect.
There is also a muffler available if you need to get it even quieter.

Then again, if your computer room is too hot, everything will be noisy.
Bring the temperature down to you-need-jacket level and it all quietens down



-----Original Message-----
From: Lindsay Holmwood [mailto:lindsay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2005 4:10 PM
To: Slug list
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Ideas for linux internet server hardware.

Matthew Hannigan wrote:

>On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 08:18:44PM +1000, Ben Donohue wrote:
>>Just wondering if there are any ideas out there about where to buy 
>>"compatible with Linux" hardware.
>>Possibly building a custom machine. Or how about  3 years warranty on a 
>>name brand server? HP? IBM?
>The obvious are HP, IBM or maybe DELL.
I can't say enough of the IBM xSeries. They start at very reasonable 
prices, are certified to work with Linux, are very well supported (a 
number of IBM redbooks available on tweaking RHEL to work nicely), and 
have quite a range of upgrades and build options.

>One note with all these server type 1u rack units like
>the sun 20z or hp dl360 is that they sound like a cessna taking off.  
>So only suitable for a machine room.
I work a lot with x306's and an x365, and the same applies to them. 
Server room only.

>ps. I have no connection to sun.
(and I have no connection to IBM)

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