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'''Moloch''' is a "midrange" Sun Enterprise 4500 server.  It was received as part of the NIH donation of Sun equipment. It is currently in pre-production and is planned for use as part of the new Sun Ray network as well as for HPC (High Performance Computing).<br />
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'''Moloch''' is a "midrange" Sun Enterprise 4500 server.  It was received as part of the NIH donation of Sun equipment.
It is suspected that Moloch may be able to outperform our [[Cray SV1 Supercomputer]], even at supercomputing (just about everything can outperform the Cray at non-supercomputing tasks).
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It was suspected that Moloch was able to outperform our [[Cray SV1 Supercomputer]], even at supercomputing (just about everything can outperform the Cray at non-supercomputing tasks).
  
 
{{Server Tech Specs |
 
{{Server Tech Specs |
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     ram = 6144MiB |
 
     ram = 6144MiB |
 
     nic = 1x Sun HME (Happy Meal Ethernet) 10/100<br />
 
     nic = 1x Sun HME (Happy Meal Ethernet) 10/100<br />
*hme0: Sun Ray (10.0.0.0/255.0.0.0)<br />
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*hme0: Sun Ray (10.0.0.0/8)<br />
1x Sun QE (Quad Ethernet) 10Base-T<br />
 
*qe0: CSL (198.38.16.0/255.255.248.0)<br />
 
 
1x Sun Gigabit Ethernet (fiber) 1000-BaseSX<br />
 
1x Sun Gigabit Ethernet (fiber) 1000-BaseSX<br />
*ge0: crossover to sol (192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0) |
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*ge0: CSL (198.38.16.0/21) |
 
     hds = none |
 
     hds = none |
     os = Sun Solaris 10 1/06
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     os = Sun Solaris 10
 
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*Moloch has no built-in disks or disk boards, and purchasing a disk board (no disks) from Sun would cost $1500.
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*Moloch has no built-in disks or disk boards, and purchasing a disk board (no disks) from Sun would cost $1500. An external SCSI disk enclosure was purchased since netbooting off of sol was becoming a pain.
*Moloch is currently booted off of [[sol]] in a diskless client setup, and hence, is completely dependent on sol.  The majority of files are loaded across the fiber connection.
 
*A 10Mbps card is being used due to the lack of availability of another SBus NIC.  The 100Mbps is going to the Sun Ray network because, well, Sun Ray needs bandwidth.
 
 
 
==Issues==
 
*Please DONOTDONOTDONOT rely on moloch to be up all the time, i.e. don't run a screen and expect it to be there tomorrow (this applies to any Sun machine, but especially this one).
 
*Setting it up is a pain since it requires super-special configuration, but hopefully once we figure out the optimal configuration that'll get all happily documented.
 
  
 
[[Category:Retired Server]]
 
[[Category:Retired Server]]

Revision as of 16:29, 28 July 2008

Moloch is a "midrange" Sun Enterprise 4500 server. It was received as part of the NIH donation of Sun equipment.

It was suspected that Moloch was able to outperform our Cray SV1 Supercomputer, even at supercomputing (just about everything can outperform the Cray at non-supercomputing tasks).

Technical Specifications

Server Type Hardware type::
CPU 464MHz UltraSPARC-II
RAM 6144MiB
Hard Disks none
OS Sun Solaris 10
Purchase Date

Notes

  • Moloch has no built-in disks or disk boards, and purchasing a disk board (no disks) from Sun would cost $1500. An external SCSI disk enclosure was purchased since netbooting off of sol was becoming a pain.