+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Hardware Thread, RDS Server Hardware in Technical; ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Sutton Coldfield
    Thank Post
    Thanked 34 Times in 28 Posts
    Rep Power

    RDS Server Hardware


    Over the summer we might be upgrading three of our older ESXi Servers and go down to 2, but I've been looking at our Windows RDS solution (2 Servers) and have been thinking about repurposing these servers, as they are quite meaty - 2 x Quad Core Intel Xeons, 72GB Ram, 450GB Local 15K RPM Storage etc.

    In turn I've been looking at running these existing RDS Servers on these SuperMicro Cloud Servers Supermicro | Products | SuperServer | MicroCloud | 5037MC-H8TRF

    I've had some rough costs around the £9K-£10K mark fully built and configured, with 8 Nodes, each with 32GB Ram, Single Intel E3 Processor and 240GB SSD. Granted I won't be able to have as many users/server, but with 8 servers this more than makes up for it and gives me room for furthur expansion. Additionally, it will resolve issues where older, flakier educational software crashes or grinds servers slow will just affect a fewer amount of users, and with the 240GB SSD will mean that they will fly!

    What are people's thoughts? Also I've read some in the past on the forum, which I can't find at the moment a member who's gone with basic hardware attached to metal sheets in a Google server fashion - can anyone remember who he was? Also, has anybody got any suggestions on other similar cases - I'd rather go with Core i5/i7 based processors, which are only slightly slower but a lot cheaper than having the Xeon and ECC Memory equivalents.



  2. #2
    jamesfed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Thank Post
    Thanked 347 Times in 293 Posts
    Rep Power
    This is the thread you are looking for (I think)-
    Cheapskate Server Farm

    I'm accualy thinking about doing something simlar but with AMD A8 APUs in a 2U case with 2x ITX boards each case (Vertex 4 SSDs to run things off) - will let you know if anything ever comes of it.

  3. Thanks to jamesfed from:

    robknowles (27th May 2012)

+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. New Facility CMIS server hardware
    By iSteve in forum Hardware
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2nd February 2009, 10:30 AM
  2. Recommendations for test server hardware...
    By kennysarmy in forum Hardware
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 9th December 2008, 05:37 PM
  3. Server hardware to give away *FREE*
    By sidewinder in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th March 2008, 09:46 AM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 2nd May 2007, 08:55 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd November 2006, 04:57 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts