Dream Home Network Setup

Liam Murphy
Liam Murphy

What kind of home network would you clowns build with a blank check? Would you have just one big machine or a server farm? X86 or some other architecture? What OS? How much storage would you have and in what medium? What would you do with it?

I think I'd go with something big iron like POWER or SPARC with as many tape drives as I could fit on a bookshelf. Cat 6 everywhere. Smaller left-over VIA parts running little thin clients in every room with POE running power and network to them.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJyiHsfJLEI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45X4VP8CGtk
Xavier Garcia
Xavier Garcia

A large stack of the best Intel Xeons money could by. Each running a custom water cooling loop and running GNU/Linux. No compromises

Ryder Rivera
Ryder Rivera

Samefag here
Also an array of multiple Blu Ray drives, each one with a blank M-Disc inside, every one connected to the dedicated archive server, where the entire server is routinely backes up to the first blank M-Disc once every 3 months (assuming my content is live)

Ian Jones
Ian Jones

They have Blu ray robots that go up into the petabyte range.

Julian Martinez
Julian Martinez

I would love to get something big and old.. Like a vax or larger IBM POWER machine. Only thing really stopping me from doing so would be the electricity costs. The mainframe kid's IBM uses 30amps at 220volts and thats not even with a load on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJyiHsfJLEI

Chase Gutierrez
Chase Gutierrez

My dad's friend had a VAX in his den as decoration. There's no point in plugging it in when the computer in your smart TV is faster.

Justin Allen
Justin Allen

what is security and privacy
There's a point. You just don't see it or care possibly

Jaxon Cruz
Jaxon Cruz

there is no point in driving a classic car when a modern Honda Accord out performs it in every way

Wyatt Adams
Wyatt Adams

I'd put up a rack running OpenStack and run things similar to having a local AWS.

Lucas Jenkins
Lucas Jenkins

With a VAX? Nigga you went full retard. I honestly don't think there is anything wrong with Core2 machines security wise. If you want obscurity, PowerMac G4's are relatively cheap compared to SPARC and MIPS based workstations.

You can post this shit all day, but you and I both know you will never take the plunge. It is 100% full on retarded to have a mainframe in your domicile.

William Garcia
William Garcia

you will never take the plunge
No shit. I can't afford the electricity.

I suggest you read the OP.
What kind of home network would you clowns build with a blank check?

Carter Richardson
Carter Richardson

Point taken, but I still wouldn't put a mainframe in my home for networking. 40GbE for every computer and a Mellanox Infinaband switch would be more useful.

Christian Ward
Christian Ward

Make that 100GbE NICs. Not sure who I would buy it from.

Jeremiah Murphy
Jeremiah Murphy

With a blank check? There's no way I'm going X86. I'd just finish funding the Talos and virtualize everything.

Caleb Flores
Caleb Flores

considers security
with blank check
not using RISC V powered openbsd stations with all open firmware components in a air gapped and anechoic faraday cage with it's own closed loop electrical supply
not hiring people to transcribe the code of openbsd to be compiled from "safeish" stations in order to avoid cianigger bugs and trojans

Christopher Cox
Christopher Cox

using computers at all

Brayden Martin
Brayden Martin

I think this is worth the investment value. Not sure I;m diggin' the fan, but we'll make do.

Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly

Amiga 3000 with 68060/PPC, and an AmigaOne X1000. That should cover everything, since they can also boot NetBSD or Plan 9.

Brandon Kelly
Brandon Kelly

I'd like a farm of POWER9 servers, but honestly I'd never use that much power. My current server is 2 quad core xeons and I don't even come close to using it all

Tyler Miller
Tyler Miller

where, how and why the fuck did this guy get a fucking IBM mainframe?
inb4 he bought it
yeah no shit but why?

Logan Mitchell
Logan Mitchell

where
I think he got it from a university or local company cleaning out shit, but you can also find them for realistic prices at government and bankruptcy sales/auctions.

how
His father helped him drive and carry it to the family home. Folks from the IBM community and his local IBM sales department helped him set it up.

why
This might not be the right place for you.

Landon Perry
Landon Perry

Why not get a new POWER9 system?

Gabriel Nelson
Gabriel Nelson

Damn that looks comfy

Bentley Brooks
Bentley Brooks

Ever thought about how fucking bring me the verison powers one of those things? You can't just plug it into a wall socket and flip the switch, you'd either fry your mains or blackout your house.
This might not be the right place for you
And with that spacing, it isn't the right place for you either

Oliver Ortiz
Oliver Ortiz

having that strain on neck and spine
comftorable

Xavier Hughes
Xavier Hughes

Do I fit in, yet?
No.

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

implying I'm not not from here because I told you to go back to reddit
I bet you work at starbucks

Jaxon Baker
Jaxon Baker

where, how and why the fuck did this guy get a fucking IBM mainframe?
not knowing about the mainframe kid
You seem new here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45X4VP8CGtk

Jonathan Anderson
Jonathan Anderson

settling for chinese embedded Power SoC hand me downs when a workstation motherboard for a new server chip is probably hitting the market soon
If raptor gets their shit together it could be nice.

Landon Morales
Landon Morales

If I just keep doubling down, people will totally believe me.

Dominic Garcia
Dominic Garcia

I don't care much, because it has the Boing Ball case, and that's what matters. Machine would just end up being a server or whatever, and I'd always be glued to the A3000. On second thought, maybe I should just go with an A3000UX (their UNIX System V workstation) and an A3000T. Those are some bigass towers like they don't make much anymore, but were kinda popular in early 90's. I could really cram in a ton of upgrades in there! Even a maxed-out PC bridgeboard with various upgrades of its own (with this you can run both the Amiga and PC at the same time).

Nathan Stewart
Nathan Stewart

amigafag just cares about the boing ball
You could probably find someone to engrave that into any case panel, but at least you're honest. I wish I could find an eATX case with decent fan placement and a 90's look to signal what a huge retrofag I am.

Ian Jenkins
Ian Jenkins

And you're not?

Camden Powell
Camden Powell

netbsd
Doesn't even have a fucking partitioner for macppc. Literally almost a dead project. Building gentoo for ppc32 now...

Owen Jones
Owen Jones

Doesn't even have a fucking partitioner for macppc.
wut

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