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#1 2014-05-26 19:24:33

techknight
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Pulled out this old relic

I posted this over at 68kmla, but I figured I would post it here too:

I pulled out an old server that has been in my basement for the last 10 years collecting spiders and dust. Anyway,

There is a story behind this old relic: This was the school webserver for the IT class back in the late 90s, early 2000s. Before I actually attended the school, the class went on a field trip to intel, and they built this server at intel specifically for the class. (according to what the teacher told me). And they had used this server ever since.

Well, I came to have it my senior year when the drives started dropping like flies and they decided to pull it out and replace it with a poweredge. So, I got the server.

I only have 2 HDDs left with the caddies, and the other caddies were lost over the years. I did toy with this thing several years ago, and actually I couldnt find any RAID drivers that worked with windows newer than NT4. But Linux actually caried the RAID driver for the card that was in there.

However, I decided to pull the RAID card out and it defaulted back to the on-board SCSI system which was a standard Adaptec driver setup which was compatible with anything. I decided to run windows 2000 server back then.

I retired it in about 2005ish and it sat in the basement ever since not being used.

I happened to run across it again, and decided to take pictures for you all to see!

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#2 2014-05-26 21:13:35

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Re: Pulled out this old relic

Looks awesome. Bit of history behind it too. (being built at Intel and all) - awesome!

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#3 2014-05-27 00:36:47

techknight
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Re: Pulled out this old relic

Still trying to figure out the "Engineering Sample" Tag though.

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#4 2014-05-27 01:39:32

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Re: Pulled out this old relic

Engineering sample, probably because it was a gift from the intel lab I would imagine

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#5 2014-05-27 03:03:40

techknight
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Re: Pulled out this old relic

Thats what I am thinking.

I have thought on numerous occasions to toss this thing out, but at the same time, I cant toss it out. it has a story behind it, and I actually graduated 10 years ago last week which is actually what made me think about this machine.

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#6 2014-05-27 04:42:01

cc333
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Re: Pulled out this old relic

That's a fun "re"-finding you have there!

I got a PowerEdge 700 recently, and I hope to play around with it some this summer.

Three power supplies! That, to me, seems like overkill, even for a server (two seems like enough). do they all have to be plugged in to AC simultaneously for the machine to work?

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Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
Playthings: Mac SE/30, 3.0 GHz Mavericks-based HackServe, Many others....
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#7 2014-05-27 08:42:45

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Re: Pulled out this old relic

If it were an ordinary white-box server, yeah, I'd say maybe think about chucking it if you don't want it. But having been built by Intel...its got a bit of history behind it, to me at least its not just your normal white-box Pentium II server.

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#8 2014-05-27 16:35:31

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Re: Pulled out this old relic

DUAL PII server, even!


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
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#9 2014-05-27 16:56:37

techknight
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Re: Pulled out this old relic

Yea, on the fence about it. When I did have it running, it served well. Ran a teamspeak server, ran an invision power board 2 forum site for hacking, and an encryption key database on the darknet.

After all that was over, I wiped the drives and ran a simple Ftp host for my files back when i was in college. Before the days of super cheap usb drives and when SD cards were 64mb

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#10 2014-05-27 17:41:54

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Re: Pulled out this old relic

techknight wrote:

and I actually graduated 10 years ago last week

reading this made me realize, I did too, holy crap.


http://markyb86.weebly.com for some packs of old macintosh wallpapers, desktop patterns, windows wallpapers, sound files, etc.

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#11 2014-05-27 18:36:22

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Re: Pulled out this old relic

heh, more than double that for me.


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
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