Furcadia runs fundraiser sale for new servers
Furcadia's owners plan upgrades, and are selling discounted DragonScales (store credit) to fund the new hardware.
Dragon's Eye may not get many takers for the US$500 600-scale offer (including a "Furcadia-For-Life" tag), but smaller lots are available.
Those who liked the Floofs or Fluffs from earlier this month can also purchase them as temporary avatars for $4.99.
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!
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