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1/31/2018 Another 6TB to 12TB upgrade completed as well as a 4TB to 6TB upgrade.  Additionally the video1 server was upgraded from Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 8 x 10TB
8 x 12TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 6TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 8 x 10TB
8 x 12TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 10 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 10 x64 Professional
Total 16 cores / 32 threads 96GB 652TB  

 

12/15/2017  A 6TB to 12TB array upgrade was completed. 

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 8 x 10TB
8 x 12TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB
4 x 6TB
 N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 8 x 10TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 7 x64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 10 x64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 580TB  

 

1/11/2017  A 4TB to 10TB array upgrade was completed on Server2.  The total storage is now over .5PB.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 8 x 10TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 8 x 10TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 7 x64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 10 x64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 524TB  

 

11/5/2016  A 4TB to 10TB array upgrade was completed on the video server.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 8 x 4TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 8 x 10TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 476TB  

Here's a picture of the RAID OCE expansion for the new 10TB drives.  A 26TB to 68TB expansion.

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6/17/2016 Another 4TB to 8TB array upgrade is completed.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 8 x 4TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 8 x 4TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 428TB  

 

 

6/1/2016  A 4TB to 8TB and 3Tb to 4TB array upgrades have been completed.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 8 x 4TB
8 x 6TB
8 x 8TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 16 x 4TB
8 x 6TB
 Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 396TB  

 

5/8/2016  The drywall work and remodeling of the computer area is now complete.

 

4/20/2016 Recently completed 4TB and 6TB upgrades have increased overall storage capacity.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 16 x 4TB
8 x 6TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB
4 x 3TB
 N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 16 x 4TB
8 x 6TB
 Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 4TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 360TB  

12/7/2014 The 3TB to 4TB upgrades are now complete for the two Norco 4224 chassis'. 

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 24 x 4TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 3TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 24 x 4TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 3TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 304TB  

 

10/3/2014 The 3TB to 4TB RAID array drive upgrades continue and the new 36TB storage array is added to the Video1 server.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 16 x 4TB
8 x 3TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 3TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 24 x 4TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x 3TB  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 296TB  

 

 

8/10/2014  The RAID controllers in Video1 were upgraded.  The 3 - 8 port Highpoint 2720 controllers were replaced with a 24 port single slot Highpoint 2760A card and then a 2711 was added to move the new external storage array from Server 2 to Video1.   Long term the single port Highpoint 2711 will be replaced with a 2722, which will allow 2 external 12 slot storage arrays to be connected to Video1.  Here are some before and after pictures.

 

 

5/13/2014 Another array in Server2 is upgraded to 4TB drives.  The 3TB drives will be reused in the future storage array expansion chassis.

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 16 x 4TB
8 x 3TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 3TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 16 x 4TB
8 x 3TB
 Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x TBD  N/A - Attached to Video1
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 252TB  

4//30/2014  A new external 12 slot storage array is completed.  A Highpoint EJ340 16 port SAS expander is added to a Norco DS-12D storage chassis.

                            Before                                                                                                    After

                            

3/4/2014 Additional storage has been added by migrating some 3TB drives to 4TB drives. 

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 8 x 4TB
16 x 3TB
 Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 3TB  N/A - Attached to Server2
Video1 AMD FX-8120 32GB 16 x 4TB
8 x 3TB
 Windows 7 X64 Professional
Storage Array N/A N/A 12 x TBD  N/A - To be attached to Video1 server
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 244TB  

 

August 7, 2013

The computers have been migrated to their new home and everything survived the move without any damage. 

 

May 4, 2013:  Some storage has been added recently. 

The current server specs are:

Computer CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Server1 AMD FX-8350 32GB 8 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Server2 AMD FX-8350 16GB 24 x 3TB  Windows 2008 R2 Server
Storage Array N/A N/A 16 x 3TB  N/A
Video AMD FX-8120 32GB 24 x 3TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Sandbox AMD FX-8120 16GB 2 x 2TB  Windows 7 X64 Professional
Total 32 cores 96GB 220TB  

 Server1 is a unique server that runs VMworkstation with a number of virtual machines:

Virtual Machine CPU Memory  Storage

Operating System

Newserver 2 processors 768Meg 70GB  Windows 2003 R2 Server SP2
Linux 14.0 2 processors 1GB 100GB  Linux Slackware 14.0
Node4V 4 processors 1.5GB 60GB  Windows XP Professional 32 bit
OS2 1 processor 24Meg 307Meg  OS/2 Warp 3.0
Audio1 4 processors 2GB 110GB Windows 7 X64 Professional
Juniper SA 1 processor 512Meg 10GB  Juniper SA VM appliance
MS DOS 1 processor 4Meg 204MB  MS DOS 6.22 (Test VM)

With all VMs running the Windows 2008 R2 host uses around 9GB of real memory and the CPU runs less than 10%.

 

February 16, 2012  The main server was moved to a Norco RPC-2212 case for extra storage.  The Norco RPC-2208 was then used as the new home for  the Sandbox test server.  The Norco RPC-3216 case was converted into a 16 slot storage array off the backup server.  This gives the backup server 40 total slots, 24 in the main case and 16 in the expansion chassis. 

 

December 19, 2012  The main server has been rebuild into a 2RU Norco RPC-2208 case.  The additional 2RU of rack space will be used for a storage expansion unit for the backup server.

       

 

January 15, 2012 - The 3216 Sandbox computer is now in the rack and will be valuable for testing future upgrades. 

 

January 7, 2012 - Both 4224s and the 450T now in the rack.  This completes this round of builds, except for putting the 3216 in the rack as a sandbox computer for testing.

Here's a couple of local file transfer test screen shots.  The maximum performance on the new video server was beyond 560Mb/s or 4.48Gb/s.

 

January 6, 2012 - The 4224 video server construction completes.

 

January 2, 2012 - Construction on the new video server 4224 begins.  The first step was to replace the 80mm mid-plane fan tray with a 120mm fan tray.

 

December 31, 2011 - The 4224 backup server gets installed in the rack.  The next phase is to upgrade the 3126 video server to a 4224 case.

 

November 2011 - This is the new backup server which is based upon a Norco 4224 case.  It has an FX-8210 8 core processer with 3 Highpoint 2720 controllers.  The arrays are 8 x 3TB, 8 x 2TB and 4 x 2TB.

 

July 2011 - This was the original computer build.  The top server is backup server which had a Norco 450TH case and 8 x 1.5T drives.  The middle server is the main server with a NORCO 450TH case and 8 x 1.5TB drives.  The bottom server is the video server which had 16 x 2T drives in a Norco 3216 case. The video server also had 2 Agility II 60GB SSD drives.

 

 

 

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