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    Post WHT Server: What is it? How Large?

    How much bandwidth and space does WHT take up and what are the server specs?

    I am just curious as it is a huge forum.

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    Our advanced hosting solution at RackSpace consists of a firewall in front of a Cisco load balancer unit. We have 5 web servers which are Dell PowerEdge 2650 boxes with 2 GIG of ram, dual 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon processors and 3 15000 RPM SCSI drives running Raid 5. Each site hosted connects to one of 3 seperate database servers over a backup network. Each database server is a Dell PowerEdge 2650 server with 4 GB ram, dual 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon processors with 3 15000 RPM SCSI drives running in a raid 5 configuration.
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    What Knogle said.
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    And I thought it was a modified GameBoy...
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    Actually it's a bunch of XBOX's running Linux with the Cromwell bios in a massively parallel cluster. Last time I counted, I think there was somewhere around 2,500 of them.




    j/k of course
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    Originally posted by jsjohnst
    Actually it's a bunch of XBOX's running Linux with the Cromwell bios in a massively parallel cluster. Last time I counted, I think there was somewhere around 2,500 of them.
    Wow, so I was right about WHT Running on xBoxs
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    Yes.. But we did have to mod chip them.. Took quite a bit of soldering
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    Originally posted by The Prohacker
    Yes.. But we did have to mod chip them.. Took quite a bit of soldering
    You lost your warranty
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    Originally posted by nickn
    So to confirm you illegally hacked the xbox and webhostingtalk is running on illegal hardware?

    Please answer the question sir...

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    thats great
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    :this thread is useless without pictures:
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    No wonder why there was non at the local game store...

    Originally posted by Hoobastank68
    Wow, so I was right about WHT Running on xBoxs
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    Here's a picture of just one of the many WHT server racks.

    It's constructed from original XBOX cardboard packaging for absolute uptime and maximum reliability.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails wht-server-rack.jpg  
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    I though it was this
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    Talking

    Originally posted by Rochen
    Here's a picture of just one of the many WHT server racks.

    It's constructed from original XBOX cardboard packaging for absolute uptime and maximum reliability.

    Oh, Rochen I hope, that your servers are
    not the same!?
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    This is the cluster we upgraded from:

    PS2 Linux Cluster
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    The cluster consists of 65 compute nodes, 4 user login and development nodes, and 1 prototype node for software installation tests. All the nodes run the Sony Linux distribution for PlayStation 2. The compute nodes fill a 24-inch rack; 5 shelves at 13 per shelf. The PlayStations are networked together through ethernet via two HP Procurve 2650 switches, roughly half the cluster connected to each. The two switches are connected together at 1 GB/s, and to the firewall/fileserver at the same speed.


    http://arrakis.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ps2/ps2_cluster_pic_02.jpg
    http://arrakis.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ps2/ps2...rk_diagram.jpg


    We chose the Xbox simply because Microsoft made us a better deal than Sony did on a 2,500 console cluster.





    cluster information shameless stolen from: http://arrakis.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ps2/cluster.php
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    lol, you guys crack me up
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    Originally posted by Francisco
    I though it was this http://www.webhostingtalk.com/attach...postid=2004925
    Is that one of the iNet staff?

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    Originally posted by jsjohnst
    Actually it's a bunch of XBOX's running Linux with the Cromwell bios in a massively parallel cluster. Last time I counted, I think there was somewhere around 2,500 of them.
    jsjohnst is lying KimmiKat!

    They're modifies gameboys, just like you said KimmiKat!
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    I was wondering why they required you to send iNET a GamBoy or an Xbox when signing up for the Plus membership thingy...

    Originally posted by HostQuest
    jsjohnst is lying KimmiKat!

    They're modifies gameboys, just like you said KimmiKat!
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    Originally posted by Knogle
    Our advanced hosting solution at RackSpace consists of a firewall in front of a Cisco load balancer unit. We have 5 web servers which are Dell PowerEdge 2650 boxes with 2 GIG of ram, dual 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon processors and 3 15000 RPM SCSI drives running Raid 5. Each site hosted connects to one of 3 seperate database servers over a backup network. Each database server is a Dell PowerEdge 2650 server with 4 GB ram, dual 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon processors with 3 15000 RPM SCSI drives running in a raid 5 configuration.
    plus one mail server
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    Originally posted by Rochen
    Here's a picture of just one of the many WHT server racks.

    It's constructed from original XBOX cardboard packaging for absolute uptime and maximum reliability.
    from where you got all those boxes ?
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    Originally posted by Bashar
    plus one mail server

    Well, technically if you want to get down to it we have more than one mail server. The other just serves a different purpose. All jokes aside, between RackSpace and EV1 we have about 30 boxes total for everything on our network, most of which are dual xeon's similar as described previously.
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    Looks like it was taken in a store.

    Originally posted by Bashar
    from where you got all those boxes ?
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