Josef “Jeff” Sipek


I finally decided that enough was enough, and I ordered the parts for my new server. This means that in the next week or two, I will be replacing the good ol’ dual Athlon (see below for specs), with a shiny new quad-core Xeon.

Current setup — baal:

2x AMD Athlon MP 1800+ (1.533 GHz, 256 KB cache)
2x 40GB IDE disk
4x 512 MB
1x e1000 Intel NIC

New setup - odin:

1x Intel Xeon W3520 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Server Processor
6x Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9S/2G
6x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
1x SUPERMICRO CSE-743T-645B Black 4U Pedestal Chassis w/ 645W Power Supply 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
1x SUPERMICRO MBD-X8STE-O LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Core i7 Intel Motherboard

I’ve “stolen” some images of the case from NewEgg:
Odin’s SuperMicro case
Odin’s SuperMicro case

Baal gives me about 40 GB of disk space (I use RAID 1 across the two drives). Odin will give me about 6TB (RAID 6). This will finally allow me to do a few things I wanted to do for a while; one such thing is to provide a Hercules image with Linux set up to do HVF development.


  1. why did you waste all that money instead of acquiring a pet mainframe and some three phase power...

    Comment by [unknown] — January 1, 1970 @ 00:00

  2. I definitely want a mainframe, but they're a bit out of my price range. :/

    Comment by JeffPC — January 1, 1970 @ 00:00

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