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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

  • 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

===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