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    Posted on March 2nd, 2013 EEVblog 9 comments

    The EEVblog dedicated server is being upgraded sometime within the next 48 hours. There will likely be some disruption of service, but for how long I do not know. This includes the EEVblog Forum.
    Updates will be available on Twitter, unless all this unfolds while I’m sleeping…

    For those curious, the new server specs are:
    Server model: Supermicro X9SCD+-F-BH002
    Memory: Kingston DDR3 1333MHz
    Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
    Ethernet controller: Dual Intel 82580 Gigabit (limited to 10MBit port)
    Hard drive: Western Digital RE4 Serial ATA (WD1003FBYX-01Y7B1) x2

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    • I hope you got those 2 HDDs in a RAID 1 configuration and not in RAID 0…

    • What is stopping you from hosting it out of your office? You can cheaply make a server with the same specs.

      • Redundancy, Bandwidth. Anyone that thinks they can host a site like this out of their office/home in AU is kidding themselves.

        • Even hosting it in AU would be a bad move, you want to put it where you have the most network diversity in relation to your traffic and that is not AU for a global site. Also AU hosting is more expensive than the US.

          Now you could run a test site off a box in your office, but using it live is not viable. You could do ‘back office’ stuff on your home box as well.

          • Yes, hosting is more expensive in AU and for this site it would be better hosted in the US due to the majority of visitors will not be coming from AU.

            I would estimate that this site would require a 10MBit port minimum, the idea of hosting this site from a home/office server is laughable in AU for numerous reasons, but most importantly it is hard to get faster then ADSL2+ speeds unless you pay up big, and then it works out cheaper to house your server in a DC where you also get the added Power/Network/Hardware support and redundancy.

            • I suppose one could wait for the NBN…

              You could also use a CDN to offload nearly everything, but there is no getting away from the latency and lack of reliability of a home connection. No way out of that at all.

        • Also: Noise. :P

      • Everything. Bandwidth, cost, 24/7 maintenance and management, backup, experts running it instead of a dick like me. It’s simply not feasible to run this sort of server out of my home or office.

    • It would be immensely awesome to have a private server in a lab though :)

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