Google Donates Four New Backend Boxes to 'Kernel.org' Discounted by HP

Nearly a year in the making, kernel.org has announced four new machines coming online in Nov'10. This's quite the change in infrastructure, covering two new "heavy lifting machines" and two new backend machines to round out kernel.org's infrastructure of 12 boxes running worldwide.The four new machines that've fully come online in Nov were donated by […]

Nearly a year in the making, kernel.org has announced four new machines coming online in Nov'10. This's quite the change in infrastructure, covering two new "heavy lifting machines" and two new backend machines to round out kernel.org's infrastructure of 12 boxes running worldwide.

The four new machines that've fully come online in Nov were donated by Google with a generous discount from HP, and they're some impressive pieces of hardware to say the least!

Here're the specs:

  • Mirrors1:
    DL380 G7
    2 x E5640 Intel Xeon Processors
    144GB DDR3 ECC RAM
    2 x MSA70 external drive chassis
    2 x P812 Array controllers
    66 x 300GB 10K RPM SAS drives
  • Mirrors2:
    DL380 G6
    2 x X5550 Intel Xeon Processors
    144GB DDR3 ECC RAM
    2 x MSA70 external drive chassis
    2 x P812 Array controllers
    66 x 300GB 10K RPM SAS drives
  • master:
    DL380 G6
    2 x X5550 Intel Xeon Processors
    32G DDR3 ECC RAM
    1 x MSA60 external drive chassis
    2 x P812 Array controllers
    8 x 300G 10K RPM SAS drives
    12 x 300G 15K RPM SAS drives
  • dynamic web box 2:
    DL380 G6
    2 x X5550 Intel Xeon Processors
    32G DDR3 ECC RAM
    1 x MSA60 external drive chassis
    1 x P812 Array controller
    8 x 300G 10K RPM SAS drives

Here's the images of the new backend boxes hosted at OSUOSL:

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