On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 02:17:18PM +0000, Colm Buckley wrote:
> Yet another OT request, but this one is mildly interesting. I'm looking
> into putting "lots of Linux boxes" in a rack, and I need a source of
> cheap low- to mid-range PCs (say Celeron 500s with 128MB) which come in
> a small (1U or 2U) rack format. The higher-end stuff is covered by
> something like the Dell PE2450 (yummy, btw), but I also need a couple of
> low-end boxes like this to do firewalling/NATting duty.
>> I got a couple of 1U boxes from Sight Systems in the UK last year, but
> I'm not amazingly happy with them. ISTR seeing some Intel 2U boxes
> somewhere; anyone got further information?
I want to find a source for these too. :-)
We bought one such box from penguin (in the states) - lovely piece
of kit, very noisy (as if it matters) and came with lots of linux
goodies - two of those small cuddly penguins, for example.
IBM do a 1u rackmount box - the "4000R" - but it's probably too expensive
for what you have in mind. So do HP, IIRC. Probably the cheapest I know of
is dnuk's - www.dnuk.com. Never bought from them, though.
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