Over time, I've configured a number of desktop and server computers in my personal digital domain, generally including some mix of Linux and Windows operating systems. When I do this, I usually collect notes about how well the process works or fails, in case the accumulated experience may be useful in the future. They were helpful in late 2018, as I've configured the latest system where I'm now typing and which is now, dare I say, idling smoothly. This project assembles several of these histories in a single place.
Looking back in reverse chronological order, I summarize:
|vaviary||2019||Virtual||1 GB||25 GB SSD||650|
|apollo||2018||Dell PowerEdge T30||24 GB||1TB + 2x4TB RAID1 + 1TB SSD||4.8K|
|go3||2017||Dell PowerEdge T30||8 GB||1TB + 2x4TB RAID1||4.8K|
|go-ng||2012||Dell Dimension 4700||1.5 GB||1TB + 3TB||~1.5K|
|gorilla||2009||Dell Dimension 2400||1.5 GB||400 GB (PATA)||?|
sysbench column reflects the number of events/second as reported by
the following command (as of sysbench v. 1.0.11, with approximation for earlier versions):
sysbench --threads=4 cpu run
Within the individual system discussions, I've applied CSS to highlight a couple of topics of interest:
Each discussion contains a quick summary of the motivations for that particular system build. The heading for that section is presented in a bolder font than the font used for other headings at the same level.
On some pages (particularly the one for apollo), I'd indulged in verbose titles. On narrower displays, shorter variants are substituted for some of these.