lschiere at pidgin.im
Tue Jun 5 12:23:03 EDT 2007
On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 12:18:14PM -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 02:31:00PM -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> > From Kevin's company:
> > I can get the following system for $80/month:
> > Pentium 4 3.0GHz (Hyperthreading)
> > 2 x 120 GB IDE hard drives (software RAID 1)
> > 4 GB DDR400
> > 10 Mbit/s Steadfast Value Network bandwidth (Telia, PCCW, nLayer, Local
> > Chicago Peering, Savvis)
> > Any Linux
> > Remote Reboot Outlet Control
> > This would require that a link / small logo be placed on the site (in
> > the footer of the web site would be fine), mentioning hosting services
> > provided by Steadfast Networks, linking to steadfast.net.
> > Without the link the system (mostly due to bandwidth) would run
> > $230/month, or $300 setup and then $170/month.
> > From Server Beach:
> > * AMD Athlon™ XP 2600
> > * 1GB RAM
> > * 2 x 80GB HD
> > * 2000GB monthly transfer
> > This would be $119/month.
> > Rackspace is about $400, the specs I was given were vague.
> > * AMD proc
> > * 1 GB ram
> > * 1x HD
> > * 1TB/month
> > Richard's company:
> > * Xeon 2.8 GHz
> > * 4 GB of DDR-333
> > * 4x Seagate Barracuda SATA II drives with RAID (240 GB of usable space, pre-formatting, with RAID5)
> > * roughly $200/month at our standard rates
> > * Bandwidth probably extra.
> > On the other hand, if we want to buy a server, the place I host at,
> > pulltheplug.com, has
> > * 1U rack space (standard unit of measure for a rack mounted server.
> > Servers are generally 1U, 2U, or 3U. 1U require special heat sinks,
> > while 3U and bigger require extra fans).
> > * Remote reboot
> > * serial port
> > * 1mbit rate limited traffic
> > * $85/month.
> > downside: a rack mount server is $1000 to $2000 or so. 6 months ago, I
> > paid $1600 for 2x 2Ghz Opterons, 4G ram, and 4x 120Gb hard disks.
> > luke
> Nathan asked about our current bandwidth usage. Unfortunately, I only
> have port-level mrtg, not per-IP stats. We usually have about
> 700kbits/sec, with spikes ranging from ~2000kbits/sec to nearly
> 4.4Mbits/sec. Most spikes are less than 1400kbits/sec. All are very
> short in duration, a single datapoint or so.
> I've put the graphs at ~lschiere/day.png ~lschiere/week.png and
> ~lschiere/month.png (on the web server).
What further info is needed from me to get this ball rolling?
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