Dev Server

All of the components of my new development server have finally arrived. This server will be serving (no pun intended) more than one purpose in my office.

Before this equipment got here, I had quite a few different computers running 24/7. Along with providing a more reliable dev server (one that won’t melt down for a long time), I will also be setting this server up with an iTunes share, my (legal) torrent downloads, and my file storage. This used to be four separate computers performing this task, and all four were on 24/7. In the future, these computers will be strictly used on an as-needed basis.

The timing of all of this is really fortunate. After being able to move all of the processes around, I will be turning off those computers. And, since it is the end of the month, I will be able to see what kind of impact this has on our electricity bill. I would imagine that it would have a decent impact, but we’re going to find out for sure.

If only there were a way for me to subtract this from our gas bill :)

Server Specs:

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition
  • 4 GB DDR2 800 RAM
  • ASUS M3A-H/HDMI Motherboard
  • Rosewill RX750-D-B 750W Power Supply
  • CyberPower 900W UPS
  • Highpoint RocketRaid133 PCI IDE Card
  • 120Gb Primary Hard Drive
  • 4 x 250Gb LVM Hard Drives (1 Tb of Storage)

I have named it Omnius. All of the (Windows or Linux) computers on my network have been named after Dune Universe names. First was Caladan, then Arrakis, Corrin, Bela (Tegeuse), Highliner (my Toshiba laptop), and Kaitain (Dad’s computer). I know it’s kind of a dorky thing, but you have to have a good theme so that you can easily remember the network names of your computers.

So, over the next two or three days, I will be completing these tasks in the background while programming.