Hardware ordered December 2004
See also: Wikimedia servers.
This order consisted of five 3GHz Pentium 4 computers with three gigabytes of DDR2 RAM and a Seagate 200GB drive. One substitutes a pair of Western Digital RE 250GB SATA drives in software RAID 0 for the 200GB drive. Total cost was US$10854 plus any taxes.
The order was placed in part because of four faults on web servers, three with lots of RAM, taking them out of service. This left a shortage of high RAM machines for Squid and Memcached service, and a desire for more Apache/PHP CPU power. The machine with two SATA drives in RAID 0 was part of ongoing tests to see how much load less costly database servers might be able to handle, as well as providing another option for a backup-only database slave. These are known as R100 systems by Silicon Mechanics, the vendor. They use a different motherboard chipset and CPU mounting socket from the previously purchased Pentium 4 servers and have a new option for a remote power and server health monitoring board at $60 extra cost, an option we took for this order to investigate the effectiveness of this solution. Remote power and health reporting helps to reduce the need for colocation facility labor, which can sometimes involve costs or delays. DDR2 RAM is used in these, currently somewhat more costly than DDR but likely to fall to a similar price as we continue to buy these systems in 2005. The order was confirmed on 3 December 2004.
4 of R100 "Apache - 3GB" CPU: Intel P4 530 (3.0GHz) 1MB Cache - HT - 800 FSB LGA775 RAM: 3GB (2 x 1GB, 2 x 512MB) DDRII-533 - Interleaved NIC: Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC (Broadcom BCM5721) - Integrated Management: IPMI 2.0 Controller HDD : Seagate 200GB 7200.7 (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA CD-ROM: Slimline 24X CD-ROM Floppy: 1.44MB Floppy O/S: Fedora Linux Core 3 - Preload, No Media Rail Kit: 2 Piece Ball Bearing Rail Kit WARRANTY: Standard 3 Year - Return to Depot NOTES: Fedora Core3 or recommend
At the time of initial quotes these were offered for $2116 while the older SM-1151SATA with similar configuration were offered for $1813. The difference in price is mostly the DDR2 RAM and the $60 for the IPMI remote power and monitoring controller.
1 of R100 "Dual use Apache and Test DB slave" CPU: Intel P4 530 (3.0GHz) 1MB Cache - HT - 800 FSB LGA775 RAM: 3GB (2 x 1GB, 2 x 512MB) DDRII-533 - Interleaved NIC: Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC (Broadcom BCM5721) - Integrated Management: IPMI 2.0 Controller HDD 1: Western Digital RE 250GB (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA HDD 2: Western Digital RE 250GB (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA CD-ROM: Slimline 24X CD-ROM Floppy: 1.44MB Floppy O/S: Fedora Linux Core 3 - Preload, No Media Rail Kit: 2 Piece Ball Bearing Rail Kit WARRANTY: Standard 3 Year - Return to Depot NOTES: Drives in SW RAID0 Fedora Core3 or recommend
At the time of initial quotes this was offered for $2390 while the older SM-1151SATA with similar configuration were offered for $2087. The difference in price is mostly the DDR2 RAM and the $60 for the IPMI remote power and monitoring controller.
Vendor description of the system
R100 name is preliminary - they were offered to us a few weeks before full production availability. The remainder of this section is vendor description.
"R100 The Rackform iServer R100 1U P4 Server brings greater throughput capability to the entry-level, rack dense 1U server space. With an Intel® Pentium™ 4 processor, 800MHz Front Side Bus, EM64T extensions support, 4GB of DDR-II memory, PCI-X expansion slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet adapters and two swappable SATA hard drives, this server defines new levels of price/performance."
- Single LGA775 ZIF Socket
- Supports an Intel® Pentium™ 4 processor (800MHz FSB)
- Supports Intel® EM64T Extensions
- Supports an Intel® Celeron™ processor with (533MHz FSB)
- Hyper-Threading enabled
- Intel® E7221 chipset
- 800/533MHz System Bus
- Four 240-pin DIMM sockets
- Supports up to 4 GB DDR-II 400 / 533MHz unbuffered ECC memory
- Dual channel memory bus
- Memory must be populated in pairs
- DDR-II 400 / 533MHz unbuffered ECC SDRAM 72-bit
- Corrects single-bit errors
- Detects double-bit errors
- 2x 1" SATA swappable drive bays
- 2x Broadcom BCM5721 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
- Optional IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) 2.0
- Watch Dog
- Slimline CD, DVD, CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW
- On board server quality graphics integrated into MCH
- 2 x USB 1.1 ports (rear panel)
- 1x ECP/EEP Parallel Port
- 1x Fast UART 16550 serial port (rear panel)
- PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports (rear panel)
Buttons and Switches
- Power button
- Reset button
- Power LED
- Hard Drive LED
- NIC 1 Activity
- NIC 2 Activity
- Overheat LED
- IEC-320 C14 AC
- 1U rackmount chassis
- 43 mm, 1.7"
- 426 mm, 16.8"
- 574 mm, 22.6"
- Black face, Plated Metal body
- Compatible with four-post or two-post racks
- 260W AC switching
- 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
- Operating: 10°C to +35°C; non-operating: -40°C to +60°C
- Operating: 8-90% non-condensing; Non-operating: 5-95% non-condensing
Safety/Regulatory Compliance (Chassis)
- UL Listed, FCC
- cUL listed
Europe, CE Mark
- EN60950 (complies with73/23/EEC)
- TÜV Certified
- EN 60950/IEC 60950 Compliant