[RC5] Hardware for replacement stats server

Alex S. al_91dak at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 7 10:57:15 EDT 2010

Agreed with the below. Get over it, it's donated. And it will work just fine.

> Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 02:29:21 -0400
> From: wkitty42 at windstream.net
> To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: Re: [RC5] Hardware for replacement stats server
> On 9/3/2010 16:35, bert wrote:
> > DDR2? Isn't that kind of old ram to be using? What kind of cpu's are going to be
> > used? I would hope for a dual quad core system for both 1U servers you are
> > getting and hopefully any parts that fail are easily and very quickly
> > replaceable and not proprietary as so have very minimum down time if at all.
> please forgive the "attack" but damn... i've seen way tooo many arguments in the 
> last month about using X hardware when supposedly Y hardware is ""better""... 
> whatever is available for the cost is the "best" hardware... i'm just very tired 
> of seeing way too much donated equipment being put down in the last year(s) and 
> especially when most of it out performs newer stuff in all too many ways...
> apologies to all but i'm serious... whining about "why isn't it the latest and 
> greatest" really get my goat... especially since i'm sitting here with several 
> frontend servers running 200mhz PII CPUs with only 768M of RAM and another few 
> backend servers with maybe 1.5G or 2G of RAM with only 800Mhz to 1.2Ghz CPU... 
> what the hell is it with everyone thinking that we/they need the latest and 
> supposedly greatest CPU and technology when, in fact, it proves to be less 
> speedy and accurate that the older stuffings???
> it just doesn't make any sense to me with my 30+ years working with this 
> stuff... none at all... :( :( :(
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