NOTOC Minerva ~ 126.96.36.199
|Type:||4U Encom unit|
|OS:||Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron|
|CPU:||2 x Intel Xeon 5030 (Netburst arch, dual core, hyperthreading on each core) @ 2.66GHz|
|Storage:||3ware RAID Controller, connected to internal storage array|
|�||Dell PERC 6/E RAID Controller with 512MB RAM and a battery backup unit, connected to DAS|
|Disks:||2 x 80GB SATA (Operating System)|
|�||8 x 500GB SATA in RAID5 (Internal Storage Array)|
|Drives:||Internal IDE CDROM|
|�||Internal FDE Floppy|
|Network:||2x Onboard Ethernet|
|�||2x Other Ethernet|
|Blinking lights:||Lots of them.|
There were rumours flying around that the SPC had some extra cash left over at the end of the 2006/2007 academic year, and Redbrick hadn't splashed out on a major new purchase in a long time. Also, we were in desperate need of more storage space, with gallery.redbrick eating up space on Deathray like nobody's business. So we decided to purchase a machine with, as Eoghan (atlas) described it, "an assload of storage". So Eoghan sourced the machine from Encom, we applied for a grant, we got the grant (whee!), and it now sits happily in the server room.
In February 2010 it became the host machine for Redbrick's new DAS, Worf, connected via a Dell PERC 6/E RAID controller.
It is intended that Minerva will be re-provisioned as our new Windows server.