Thinking about memory my good old Dell Poweredge R900 came into my mind. I wend and dusted it off a little bit and this was an excellent opportunity to take some photos.
I like this server, I really do. It is working, it is not a trouble maker or anything. It came, I put some disks into it, I installed and it is just working since. It is very reliable, very trustworthy. It came with 4x8x8GByte RAM, two CPUs, compatible with my many Poweredge disks. No need to tinker.
I think of it as the big brother of my Dell Poweredge 2950 servers. It has 4 CPU slots, but unfortunately those heatsinks are rather expensive. Weird, but the CPU is a lot cheaper than the heatsinks, so I keep searching EBay. Sooner or later I will buy two heatsinks and install 2 more processors. But it is quite ok without them.
I intended to use the 73GByte disks only for temporarily, to test the server, but after two or so years later they are still in the server. I run tests on this server, the storage is plenty for those and these 15K SAS 73GByte disks are dirt cheap. Especially when you buy them bulk. A cheeseburger costs more.
Anyway, it wears black and it looks good in it...