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    What to do with my old 32 bit servers?

    Seeing as all new versions of windows server are 64 bit only I am wondering what things/projects I can do with my old servers, I have 5 DL140's with around 1gb ram in each and a 1TB NAS. I also have 33 ASUS EEE BOX atom PC's.

    So I am lookng at suggestions for projects these could be used for, Open Question I know but I am interested.

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    I'm about to turn our oldest (9 years!) server into a Minecraft server for afterschool club.

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    We have given some of our old servers to our Music Department. They plan to set up a mini network to store student work away from our main network.

    I see this as a primer project: Once they have shown that it is workable and that it can be managed properly and has benefits for both Music and the larger network then a more formal permanent arrangement can be set up.

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    Game servers
    FTP/web servers for student websites (to learn how to produce a working site)
    Linux hosts for programming, playing with the terminal/SSH etc
    Archiving boxes
    Heaters
    Boat anchors
    Donate to primaries that don't have DCs

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    Make A server into a thin client server, and boot the rest of the machines you have spare from that server and create a thin client environment :P

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    On an ancient 32 bit server?! Yeah, that'll work!

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    Actually yes it does, and quite good performance too.. I have a thin client server running on a Dell 2600 server with 3GB ram and twin XEON cpu's runs great!!

    I'm actually quite surprised!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    On an ancient 32 bit server?! Yeah, that'll work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disease View Post
    I also have 33 ASUS EEE BOX atom PC's.
    I'd be interested in these...where in the world are you?

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    Make a NAS out of it

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    You could use the Asus machines to drive informational displays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I'd be interested in these...where in the world are you?
    Portsmouth, Hants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disease View Post
    Portsmouth, Hants.
    If you're throwing the Asuses (Asi?) out and nephilim's too far I could find a good home for a few of them...

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