On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:52:18 PM, Bruno Wolff wrote:
On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 16:22:56 -0500,
Al Dunsmuir <al.dunsmuir(a)sympatico.ca> wrote:
>On Sunday, November 25, 2018, 10:36:43 PM, Bruno Wolf wrote:
>> When they added the 8 core bundle deal for cyber Monday, it was just too
>> good to pass up. (As I knew I eventually would get one anyway.) So sometime in
>> Spring I'll have a power 9 machine I'll be using as a home server.
>I also placed a preorder - 8 core w/ 32GB RAM. I've got 2 Samsung
>512GB SSDs and a WD Blank 6TB on order (Black Friday deals from
>NewEgg.ca, all SATA disk) that will be sitting in a corner waiting for
>the big day.
It looks like I'll have an option to turn the order into a server
workstation order when it gets closer to shipping. Otherwise they'll have
some sort of compatible parts list to help people complete their systems.
I was probably going to stick to spinning rust for storage, either 2
disks using raid 1.
I figured one SSD each for various LE and BE boot partitions, with the
WD black for shared bulk storage. Backups to my main server (x86_64
Fedora - DNS, DHCP, Samba, etc.). Simple ext4 like my other systems.
I'm figuring that the system software will be either the same or a
slight variation on the Talos II software. My thought was that add-on
hardware should be for the most part be the same, provided it fits the
Blackbird PCIe slots.
I'm going for workstation, so I spent some time with the video section
of the Talos hardware compatibility list. I hit the tail end of a sale
on this unit which seemed to match:
- ASUS Radeon R7 240, w/ 2GB 128-Bit DDR3, using PCI Express 3.0
Normally I look forward to the end of Winter for Jays Spring Training,
but it's a 2-for-1 for 2019!