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==2007-08 Budget==
 
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**Math themed posters
 
**Math themed posters
 
**Whiteboard for various things, to replace the one that used to hang in the back last year, before it was moved - similar to the [http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/305318555_1204f8dcd1_o.jpg one at google]
 
**Whiteboard for various things, to replace the one that used to hang in the back last year, before it was moved - similar to the [http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/305318555_1204f8dcd1_o.jpg one at google]
 
===Additional KVM Cables=== --astebbin
 
*The KVM switch we use for servers in the machine room currently has several open ports that are not being used, simply because we do not have enough cables of the appropriate length. These would be nice to have for when one wants to switch easily between far-away servers such as bottom and emperor without having to reach over and unplug/replug the cable shared between them.
 
  
 
==Budget==
 
==Budget==

Revision as of 17:33, 14 March 2007

This is the official Computer Systems Lab wish list. Please place items here that you think would like to have purchased/acquired for the CSL. Generally this will only be used when the budget is not currently available and we are generating a list pending a budget recycle.

Strike-through items once they have been obtained. Also include descriptions/explanations, prices, and links to be helpful.

Please PLEASE read the history before adding an item. I have already deleted the same thing twice since it will be ordered this year. --wyang

2007-08 Budget

===iLO Advanced licenses (one per HP)=== --wyang

  • Key features useful to us: Enables full remote KVM capability and authentication integrated with ADS
  • Need to navigate through the HP Education site and select VA contract. 6 servers x $249 per license.
  • Suggest further discussion on this item during meeting

===Remotely switchable outlets=== --wyang (pending decision on retirement of old servers)

===StorEdge D2 array(s)=== --wyang

  • 2 dual bus models
  • potential for Sun Cluster (HA) for AFS on ZFS and in a Solaris Container
  • purchase 540-3024 SPUD brackets from Jack Breese's company if needed
  • buy cables if needed (VHDCI->VHDCI)
  • 3 or 4 LSI22320-R U320 SCSI HBAs $266
  • 2 Sun PCIe U320 HBAs (if only 2 HBAs above; depend on Sun grant status)
  • Seagate hard drives (dependent on adelie roadmap)
  • Liberal budget allocation: $6500 (worst case scenario: 2 LSI, 2 Sun PCIe, 10 Seagate 73gb from CDW, 2 D2-dual bus)

===3x Sun Fire V215=== --wyang

  • LDAP, SGD
  • if(grant not received)
    • run Sun Ray network
    • attach D2 array for HA-ZFS/AFS in a Solaris Container
  • ~$20000

===New HP Superserver=== --btrzcins (this thing would totally smoke the Cray--sorry, Mr. Latimer)

  • HP ProLiant DL585 G2
    • 4x AMD Opteron 8220SE 2.8GHz Dual Core (total: 8 cores)
    • 16GB PC2-5300 (8x1GB)
    • Dual 10/100/1000 + 1 10Gbit
    • iLO Advanced Pack
    • Smart Array P800
    • 4x 72GB 15,000 RPM
    • Floppy
    • DVD+RW 8x
    • 2nd PSU
    • $16,868.00
  • Uses
    • Very powerful LTSP server (school-wide kiosk application) with 10Gbit
    • 64-bit compute server for 8-way SMP applications
    • Smokin' the Cray
    • Applications with very large data sets (13-14GB) can operate on the entire thing in RAM
    • Frees up rockhopper/bottom to be purely LTSP and not also MPI/HPC servers

===SSL certificates=== --wyang

  • ...from VeriSign or Thawte
  • I think educational discounts are PKI (vs. certificate-only)
  • need wildcard certificate AND at least one non-wildcard
  • current wildcard cert from IPSca will expire on 7/22/2007

===UPS=== --wyang

  • whether or not we want workstation UPS's and if yes how many
  • need to check/evaluate production server UPS's to determine what batteries need to be replaced

Mounting screws for "new" servers

  • The 7 "new" servers have mounting hardware brackets, but there are no screws to use with them (that I know of)
  • Right now, one of the servers is just sitting on humboldt, although this is not a good long term solution, especially when we add the rest to the rack

===Cable Management for Racks=== --bvargo

  • Velcro cable wraps for cables coming off of the racks, and other misc places
  • Vertical cable management system for the racks (either full cable managers or cheaper "bundle retainers")
    • Improved air flow
    • Easier access to servers (can actually see the back of the server without pulling back on cables)
    • Easier to remove unused cables (not tangled in half of the other cables)
    • Neater, thus it looks better

===Cable Management for Workstations=== --bvargo

  • Elimination of all cables currently on the floor
    • Since the workstations are on the desks, there is no reason for cables to still be on the floor
    • Wires will not drop behind the desk, where people's feet tend pull on them or kick them (the reason the workstations are now on the desks)
    • Need some way to mount power strips under the desks, or otherwise get them off of the floor
  • Cable tray on the back of each desk in addition to velcro cable wraps
    • Catches cables coming through the holes in the desks
    • Hides extra cable under the desk, so it cannot be seen
  • No more tangled mess if done correctly
  • Lab looks neater

===Desk Organizer=== --bvargo

  • Holds some basic things, that can never be found when needed
    • Scissors
    • Markers (both thin and thick)
    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Roll of masking tape
    • etc
  • Place on the desk in the machine room, where these things are needed, but almost never found

===Decorations for the Walls=== --bvargo

  • Currently there is very little hanging on the walls, the lab would look a lot better if there was some form of a decoration to look at other than a bland wall
  • Examples:
    • Colorful stuff that is not simple black and white (i.e. no raster images, unless they are printed on a color printer and are consist of more than one color)
    • Techlab posters
    • Computer/Linux themed posters
    • Banners of famous computer quotations (like the ones in Mr. Rose's room)
    • Math themed posters
    • Whiteboard for various things, to replace the one that used to hang in the back last year, before it was moved - similar to the one at google

Budget

  • iLO Advanced licenses - 6x$249
    • $1494
  • Remotely switchable outlets
    • $275 || $295 || $384
  • 3x Sun Fire V215
    • $6500
  • 3x Sun Fire V215
    • $20,000
  • HP Superserver
    • $16,868.00


Budget Subtotal: $45,137 - $45,246