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From Mark Kerzner <mark.kerz...@shmsoft.com>
Subject Re: What should I do with a 48-node cluster
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2012 02:07:32 GMT
I had two servers at home, that's like a small airplane.

However, I have seen silent servers in a lab I am working in.

My price on that rack might be close to $0.

Then I could host a rack for $500/month. And if a machine breaks, I will
throw it away. So that makes for $ maintenance cost.

You see, I am still toying with the idea.

Thank you for everyone's answers.


On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Ted Dunning <tdunning@maprtech.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM, Michael Segel <michael_segel@hotmail.com>wrote:
>> While Ted ignores that the world is going to end before X-Mas, he does
>> hit the crux of the matter head on.
>> If you don't have a place to put it, the cost of setting it up would kill
>> you, not to mention that you can get newer hardware which is better suited
>> for less.
>> Having said that... if you live in the frozen tundra like Montana, or
>> some place like ... er Canada or Siberia... , it may make more sense to use
>> it to heat your home with it.
>> Just think of the side benefits from all that potential additional
>> compute power....  :-P
> I can say from experience that the sound of a bunch of servers in a home
> setting is a novel one that is probably unlike anything you have known
> before.
> If you haven't experienced that, then taking on these servers could be
> classified as novelty seeking behavior.

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