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Hardware

As of 2021, Netsoc has expanded its operations and now operates a fairly significant amount of hardware, almost all of which is active in the Maths department's server room in the Hamilton building.

Maths room server rack
Maths room server rack. From top to bottom: Maths' KVM, cube, nintendo, napalm, gandalf.

Summing all 4 of our servers' specs, Netsoc has:

  • 46 CPU cores (with SMT for 92 threads total)
  • 304GiB RAM
  • 34TB of storage

nintendo

nintendo is our switch in the Maths server room rack for handling all traffic, both internal and external. It's a Netgear GS748TS (48 port gigabit; managed), donated by dev. See the network docs for details on its configuration.

cube

cube is a Dell PowerEdge R410, the longest-running server in the Maths server room (purchased new some_time_ago). It's mounted on sliding rails, complete with a fancy cable management arm.

Specs

  • 2x Intel Xeon X5670 @ 2.93GHz (6C12T each)
  • 64GiB DDR3 (in 8x 8GiB RDIMM's, running at 1600MHz)
  • Storage (on built-in SATA controller, ordered by bay):

    • Seagate Enterprise ST6000NM0024-1HT17Z (6TB, 7200rpm SATA)
    • Western Digital Red WDC WD10EFRX-68FYTN0 (1TB, 5400rpm SATA)
    • Western Digital Blue WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 (1TB, 7200rpm SATA)
    • Western Digital Red WDC WD10EFRX-68FYTN0 (1TB, 5400rpm SATA)
  • Dual redundant power supplies (2x 500W)

napalm

napalm is a Dell PowerEdge R710, purchased from dev in 2020 (at a very reasonable price 😉). It was previously used as his home server, where it had been for 2 years (originally purchased from Bargain Hardware). It's mounted on sliding rails.

Specs

  • 2x Intel Xeon L5640 @ 2.27GHz (6C12T each)
  • 48GiB DDR3 (in 12x 4GiB RDIMM's, running at 1333MHz, actual hardware DIMM speed TBC)
  • Storage (on a Dell PERC H200 flashed with IT-mode firmware, ordered by bay):

    • Western Digital Blue WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 (1TB, 7200rpm SATA)
    • HP MB6000JEQUV (6TB, 7200rpm SAS)
    • Western Digital Blue WDC WD5000AZLX-00CL5A0 (500GB, 7200rpm SATA)
    • Western Digital Blue WDC WD5000AZLX-00CL5A0 (500GB, 7200rpm SATA)
    • Western Digital Black WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 (1TB, 7200rpm SATA)
  • Single (of two possible) power supply (1x 570W)

gandalf

gandalf is an HP ProLiant DL380p (Gen8), kindly purchased for us by the CSC to host society websites. It's our "newest" server (being purchased in mid-December 2020). It's mounted on static rails.

Specs

  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 @ 2.6GHz (8C16T each)
  • 128GiB DDR3 (in 8x 16GiB RDIMM's, running at 1600MHz)
  • Storage (on an HP P420i in "HBA" mode, ordered by bay):

    • HP MB4000JEFNC (4TB, 7200rpm SAS)
    • HP MB4000JEFNC (4TB, 7200rpm SAS)
  • Dual redundant power supplies (2x 750W)

spoon

cube
cube, sitting right next to the rack in Maths' server room.

spoon (or newspoon) is a direct replacement for a very old Dell tower server (also known as spoon), purchased in 2018 with a CSC grant. It's effectively a custom-built "gaming PC" without a GPU 😛.

Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 2600X @ 3.6GHz
  • 64GiB DDR4 (in 4x 16GiB DIMM's, running at 3000MHz)
  • Storage (on the built-in SATA controller, ordered by port):

    • Western Digital Red WDC WD10EFRX-68FYTN0 (1TB, 5400rpm SATA)
    • Western Digital Red WDC WD10EFRX-68FYTN0 (1TB, 5400rpm SATA)
    • HGST Ulstrastar HUS726060ALE610 (6TB, 7200rpm SATA)
  • Single power supply (???W)

shoe

shoe is a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GiB RAM model) which acts as a network boot server and "gateway" into our private LAN (for access to each server's BMC for example). shoe lives inside spoon (since it acts as a "BMC" via Pi-KVM).


Last update: 2021-02-25