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General Chat Thread, Age of your oldest (production) server? in General; Originally Posted by webman Originally Posted by Norphy It makes a decent Windows sever. Just not a SIMS server I ...
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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    It makes a decent Windows sever. Just not a SIMS server
    I wasn't aware that Microsoft released a server edition of 3.11

    Never seen NT 3.xx ? The power of NT with the interface of 3.1. Very nice.

    Our oldest is an RM RX 7 years old, duel PIII Xeon 550Mhz 1GB RAM current job, schools Quake III Server. Runs Windows 2003 fine.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers
    Our oldest is an RM RX 7 years old, duel PIII Xeon 550Mhz 1GB RAM current job, schools Quake III Server. Runs Windows 2003 fine.
    heh, is that an "official" server then? Wonder if I can sneak one into my budget proposal this year.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers
    Our oldest is an RM RX 7 years old, duel PIII Xeon 550Mhz 1GB RAM current job, schools Quake III Server. Runs Windows 2003 fine.
    heh, is that an "official" server then? Wonder if I can sneak one into my budget proposal this year.
    Lets just say it runs 2 Quake III Servers, and they hold 40 a server, and at lunch times they both become "full"

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    When I was on dialup I used an Apricot 25MHz machine with 8MB RAM running Freesco to share my 'net
    My father helped design that computer back in the day when he worked for apricot i have one in my bedroom lol

    Even more cool is i provided that website with teh mitsubishi insight CDs because im the last known person who still has a copy lol.

    I even did the basic website design for www.actapricot.org lol

    btw, dont blame me if the code on that website dont validate any more, the templates did when i gave them to him and hes added to them since

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    That's very interesting to know E1uSiV3! I don't have the box any more, thrown out when I last moved but I can imagine it was a good machine "back in the day". I was surprised that it had a coloured POST screen, too...

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    I think I have one of those insight CDs in my old CD pack I used to work for an old Apricot reseller

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    I'd like to revise my answer. I just found an old Dell 486 in a cupboard. Booting it up reveals its running OS/2 Warp. No one has any idea how long its been there...

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Blimey! 8O Sell it to a museum

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    I got worse than that in my charity pile I found a 386

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    I have a boxed copy of Windows 3.1 with all six disks and the EULA sitting on my shelf at the moment. AND a Peter Norton pinkshirt book

    Until a few months ago, I had a load of olde computer components sitting on top of my wardrobe, amongst them a 286 motherboard. It was bigger than an EATX motherboard and had a mixture of 8 and 16 bit ISA Slots. It didn't have any form of I/O on there aside from the keyboard port, everything was plugged in with expansion cards. And the CPU was about 1cm square.

    Those were the days

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Yeah, those were the days where everthing lived on blanking plates, and if one port was damaged you could get another and keep going unlike todays "oops its bent now bin it" society

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Think our oldest was just approaching 7 Years but its out of commission now (summer 05). Currently the oldest is 3 years but thats being decommissioned this summer where it will be 4 years old.


    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers
    Lets just say it runs 2 Quake III Servers, and they hold 40 a server, and at lunch times they both become "full"
    Are those servers populated by kids or do you have a full internet connection?
    Would love to do that myself just to give them a pasting but a full version of Q3 sitting on network shared to multiple kids at lunch doesnt sound good

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frazer
    Think our oldest was just approaching 7 Years but its out of commission now (summer 05). Currently the oldest is 3 years but thats being decommissioned this summer where it will be 4 years old.


    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers
    Lets just say it runs 2 Quake III Servers, and they hold 40 a server, and at lunch times they both become "full"
    Are those servers populated by kids or do you have a full internet connection?
    Would love to do that myself just to give them a pasting but a full version of Q3 sitting on network shared to multiple kids at lunch doesnt sound good
    Populated by kids of course. They are getting very good at it now, we have beat the teacher challenges.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    We're still running an old RM RX P2 333Mhz 256mb ram machine as our email server I think it was bought 8 years ago but I'm not sure how long it was on the shelf at RM. Starting to develop problems now though so i'll be commissioning a new meail system this summer after the complete replacement of all things server wahoo! Well except SIMS not really necessary and the LEA paid for it

    Thing looks like a fridge funny really could probably fit a couple of motherboards in it (Mini ITX) and create a real beast lol

    Wes

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Our oldest is our fileserver, about 2 years old and being replaced very shortly (when I finish it) with a shiny new HP dual Xeon system. Infact I am currently replacing 6 of the 10 servers with 4 shiny new dual Xeon systems. I will then have all my servers under a year old.

    I like the quake server idea, I might run a CS Source server instead, never was a fan of quake.

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