Nifty “Toys”

Fun Stuff to Play With
I thought I’d post a few photos of the lab gear allocated to my projects. I have the 2 racks right next to the chair. There is a 2 node cluster of heavily loaded HP DL585s, an 8 node cluster of HP DL145s, a 2 node cluster of HP DL385s, a 2 node cluster of IBM xSeries x366 , some Chaparall SAN, Imperial Solid State Disk, MSA 1500, DS4x00, and other goodies (e.g., FC and Ethernet switches, etc) … all running Oracle on Redhat and SuSE Linux.

Lab Systems

And the DL585s are cabled to some LUNs in the Data Direct Network cab:


And, when I schedule it, I am granted LUNs from the following storage arrays:


That is about 10% of the lab gear here… lots of AC.

Not pictured is the Texas Memory System I have on loan from the nice guys at TMS.

6 Responses to “Nifty “Toys””

  1. 1 Doug Burns October 26, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Excuse me while I drool.

    I can’t help it 😉

  2. 2 Amir Hameed November 1, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    Any reason for not using Solaris for x86? I had to ask 🙂

  3. 3 Kevin November 1, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    Regarding Solaris x86, I’d love to. However, PolyServe Matrix Server products are not ported to Solaris. The fact that 9i was never ported to Solaris x86 was an odd curve ball but that is why I never picked it up.

  4. 4 Steve Karam November 1, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    /me weeps, though not in sadness, but as a joyful man who finally finds that which he has sought his entire life


    Man, that is some excellent hardware. I bet it looks great in the dark too (blink blink).

  5. 5 kevinclosson November 3, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    that is about 10% of the lab…that’s just what I get to play with…our scalable file serving guys get the good stuff

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