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James Ching
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Alright, so I'm over exaggerating, but I still am stuck. I have 4 newly squired servers from my college. They are: POWEREDGE 2900 - with 2 dual core Xeon 3.2GHz - 4GB of RAM - and a RAID0 config - x3 146GB 10,000 RPM 3GB/s HDD's adding up to about 446GB of space. POWEREDGE 2800 - with 2 dual core Xeon 2.8GHz - 8GB of RAM - and a RAID0 config - x5 36.4GB 15,000 RPM 3GB/s adding up to about 160GB of space. POWEREDGE 2600 - with 2 single core Xeon 2.4GHz - 3GB of RAM - single RAID0 config - x1 73.4GB 10,000 RPM 3GB/s. POWEREDGE 2600 - with 2 single core Xeon 2.4GHz - 1.5GB of RAM - single RAID0 config - x1 73.4GB 10,000 RPM 3GB/s. So basically, I would like to know what I can do with these. I am hoping I can do something with the 2600's like use them as a small render farm for Blender? Is that possible? And the 2900 with Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, I am already using as a dedicated media server hosting films and making accessible with Apache2 as a website. As for the last 2800, it also has Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS running as a game server for MINECRAFT. Don't get me wrong, all this is working absolutely perfect. I just don't see these as using them to their full potential. I mean, com'on, I have 4 PowerEdge servers! Freaking beasts, even if they are a little old (okay a lot old). So in all, like I stated, I just would like to know if this can happen and what they can really do. Also, if what the max RAM and CPU components they can contain would be helpful. (Bring on the tech talk please.)
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theflash1932
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I just would like to know if this can happen

Sorry, but I'm not exactly sure what the question is.

2900 - 64GB RAM max if revision II or III, 32GB if revision I.

2800 - 16GB max (4x4GB) RAM.

2600 - 12GB max (6x2GB).

I have seen the 26x0 and 28x0 in render farms, but I don't have any details on how this was accomplished.

What specific questions do you have?

theflash1932
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are these outdated based on simple use yet?

Absolutely not. You just have to be mindful of what you run on them. The 2600 is 32-bit only, so it is the most limited of the ones you listed.

Can these still securely be used for File servers and web servers as well as mail servers?

Absolutely. Again, it just depends on what you are wanting to run.

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theflash1932
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RE: I have no idea what I'm doing...

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I just would like to know if this can happen

Sorry, but I'm not exactly sure what the question is.

2900 - 64GB RAM max if revision II or III, 32GB if revision I.

2800 - 16GB max (4x4GB) RAM.

2600 - 12GB max (6x2GB).

I have seen the 26x0 and 28x0 in render farms, but I don't have any details on how this was accomplished.

What specific questions do you have?

James Ching
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RE: I have no idea what I'm doing...

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Revision II for the 2900. that helps a lot. Uhm, basically, are these outdated based on simple use yet? Can these still securely be used for File servers and web servers as well as mail servers?
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theflash1932
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RE: I have no idea what I'm doing...

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are these outdated based on simple use yet?

Absolutely not. You just have to be mindful of what you run on them. The 2600 is 32-bit only, so it is the most limited of the ones you listed.

Can these still securely be used for File servers and web servers as well as mail servers?

Absolutely. Again, it just depends on what you are wanting to run.