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The New Server (Detailed)

May 18, 2002 at 2:07 pm by Corvar  - 

We have been saving up to get a new server since before Fellowship hit the screens in December, and it has finally happened. A little over a week ago, Dell shipped us a brand spanking new PowerEdge 1650. Since then Arathorn and myself have been spending all of our free moments working to get the new server ready and in production.

Today between 2-3PM EST the new server went into production. I am fairly sure that most people will be able to feel a notable performance increase in the responsiveness of the new server.

Hardware Specs (old server):
Compaq Proliant 6500
4 x Pentium Pro 200MHz w/ 1024K cache.
2GB of memory
7 x 9.1GB Wide Ultra SCSI Drives
Compaq SMART2 RAID Controller (2 x 2 drive mirrors and 1 x 3 drive RAID5)

Hardware Specs (new server):
Dell PowerEdge 1650
2 x Pentium III 1.26GHz w/ 512K cache.
4GB of memory
3 x 18GB U160 SCSI Drives
Dell PERC3/Di RAID Controller (1 x 3 drive RAID5)

OS Information:
The old server ran Debian Potato with a 2.2.19 kernel.
The new server is running Debian Woody with a 2.4.18 kernel.

Additionally, in the transition we have switched from the use of Thttpd for serving images to the use of RedHat’s TUX Web Server.

Posted in Old Special Reports on May 18, 2002 by

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