Furcadia runs fundraiser sale for new servers
While the sale itself isn't that unusual, the announcement gives details of Furcadia's server hardware and connections.
- Our Pounce [IM] server is currently an Intel Xeon Quad Core E5405 CPU, 2GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. We'll be replacing it with an Intel Quad Core X3323, 4GB RAM, 2x 1 Terabyte HD in a RAID-1 configuration.
- Our web and email servers are both Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 E6700 CPUs, 2GB RAM, 2x 160GB HD (without RAID). They'll be moving to the same configuration as the Pounce server. (X3323 CPU, 4GB RAM, 2x 1 Terabyte in RAID-1)
- Finally, our game server machine is moving from an AMD Opteron Dual CPU Dual Core 8212, 16GB RAM, 2x 300GB drives in RAID-1 configuration + small IDE hard drive; to a Dual Intel Quad Core E5520, 16GB RAM, 2x 1 Terabyte drives in RAID-1.
We're also moving to SATA-2 drives to modernize, we had been using SATA on Pounce, IDE on web & email, and SCSI and IDE on the game server. [...] We'll also be moving from our current rack configuration, where all of our machines share a 1000 megabit-per-second link to the fiber optic internet backbones at Layered, to a setup where each one of our machines has a 1000 megabit link of its own. [...]
We are also going from our current bandwidth limit of 3 terabytes per month all the way up to a whopping 10 terabytes per month!