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snares, also known as top, franklin, and xray at various points in the past, was originally not given a name. Previously, when this server was called franklin, it was the mail server for the lab and was named after Benjamin Frankin, the first U.S. Postmaster General. However, mail was moved to a virtual machine of the same name. Consequently, when this server was re-purposed as a Sun Ray server for the APCS lab, it was renamed xray. Now, the server is named snares, after the Snares Penguin, and serves as a part of the VM cluster. Snares was bought around Thanksgiving 2006.

Technical Specifications

Server Type Hardware type::HP Proliant DL385 G2
CPU Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2218
Hard Disks 73GB x2 (RAID 1)
OS Debian Stable (Etch)
Purchase Date

The following VMs are currently homed on Snares (this does not mean that they will always be there, but that they are most likely to be there): einstein, iodine, openafs1.