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.
|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)|
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.