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Posted: 4/10/2006 7:08:56 AM EST
OK, so it's cool to me......

This is our server room, there's about 200+ servers in here (I lose count)


One of our storage units...That's 140 drives at 72 Gigs a piece. Works out to about 10 Terabytes of possible storage


Here's another one, yessir 10TB of storage. Both units connect to the servers via Fibre Optic SCSI connections (2GB throughput)


Here's our smaller storage unit, it only has 56 drives at 146 Gigs a piece. So that's only 8TB of storage...



This little guy only has 12 drives at 500 Gigs a piece, 6TB of storage. That's a lot of MP3s


Here's our cable farm, when in doubt, cut the red wire!


To help you non-geeks out:

Floppy disk= 1MegaByte (MB) (approx)
1GigaByte (GB) = 1000 Floppy disks
1TerraByte (TB) = 1,000,000 Floppy disks


This concludes today's episode of "Geek with a new digital camera". Next week, I'll be taking pictures of the various keyboards we have in the building.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:17:02 AM EST
200+ servers?! That is a really big restaurant
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:41:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 7:42:29 AM EST by GrabMyWrist]
Wow the server room has really grown Mac. I remember when it was much smaller than that.

But for the love of all that is holy...... Have someone fix the patch panels.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:36:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Next week, I'll be taking pictures of the various keyboards we have in the building.



Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:08:19 AM EST
34 TB of......what?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:20:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
34 TB of......what?



MP3s and Pr0n of course!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:50:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
34 TB of......what?



Photos of The Brown Dog with his puke dinner.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:49:53 PM EST
My office


where my office is located


sorry, no pics avalible of the actual space in which I work. They don't allow pics in these spaces because they contain certian things that they don't like showing to the general public.

Chris
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:02:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
34 TB of......what?



Let's see...

- 1 DB (database) that is 380 gigs, replicated to 9 servers, so that's 10 copies right there, plus other copies for testing, development, ETC...
- 1 DB that is 400 gigs...
- Many other DB's ranging from 500 megs to multiple gigs...
- Backups of all of these DB's...

That's just my small portion. There's still email, file servers, and other various odds and ends to be stored.

Oh, and porn. There's the hidden stash of porn. That takes up at least 2 TB.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:20:10 PM EST
Cool stuff from my work probably wouldn't be interesting to most folks but I like it.





Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:09:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
My office
www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/cvn68/PhotoGallery/Ship%27s%20Gallery/NimitzFlag.jpg

where my office is located
www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/images/nas_north_is.jpg

sorry, no pics avalible of the actual space in which I work. They don't allow pics in these spaces because they contain certian things that they don't like showing to the general public.

Chris

Man oh man... They almost let me join you down there on that tiny lil boat... I was a day away from flyin... got my credit card and everything. Then Judy said I needed a red badge. Now, I'm stuck in S71 for 2-6 months...
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:12:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
OK, so it's cool to me......

This is our server room, there's about 200+ servers in here (I lose count)
ar15.mcternen.com/server1.jpg

One of our storage units...That's 140 drives at 72 Gigs a piece. Works out to about 10 Terabytes of possible storage
ar15.mcternen.com/server2.jpg

Here's another one, yessir 10TB of storage. Both units connect to the servers via Fibre Optic SCSI connections (2GB throughput)
ar15.mcternen.com/server3.jpg

Here's our smaller storage unit, it only has 56 drives at 146 Gigs a piece. So that's only 8TB of storage...
ar15.mcternen.com/server4.jpg


This little guy only has 12 drives at 500 Gigs a piece, 6TB of storage. That's a lot of MP3s
ar15.mcternen.com/server5.jpg

Here's our cable farm, when in doubt, cut the red wire!
ar15.mcternen.com/server6.jpg

To help you non-geeks out:

Floppy disk= 1MegaByte (MB) (approx)
1GigaByte (GB) = 1000 Floppy disks
1TerraByte (TB) = 1,000,000 Floppy disks


This concludes today's episode of "Geek with a new digital camera". Next week, I'll be taking pictures of the various keyboards we have in the building.



What? No pictures of your re-badged Overland NEO series Tape Libraries? Those would be the HP & Compaq-badged ones.

No pictures of your fine Data Domain DD400 series Restorer? I got to FF a couple of those disks when they went TU. Too bad someone was busy bouncing on hotel furniture.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:56:16 PM EST
Whoever made that birds nest should be shot. You guys ever heard of velcro?I know you have because I see a little in there
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:35:44 AM EST
These are from 04-05 because there is nothing cool at work now, unless you're like 5 and like to see big trucks I guess.

But here were some of my office supplies,


and the mobile office I had for a bit,


holding a goat head


Wearing a bite suit after playing with a K9. Fun, but very tiring.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:57:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 5:57:46 AM EST by TheRedGoat]
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:18:50 AM EST
A preview of next week



Ok, I'm a bit bored
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:34:25 AM EST
My mom sent this to me at work...does that count?





aaaaawwwww PCR
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:42:12 AM EST
Wow. Mac Sr. was really young there.

Thin too!

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:43:11 AM EST
Oh and by the way. He still does that with his food.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:47:01 AM EST


That is one good lookin' MoFo
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:50:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
mac.mcternen.com/sites/McTernen/MISC/goggles.jpg

That is one good lookin' MoFo



Yeah but here you look like you are crapping on your fathers leg.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:28:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
My office
www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/cvn68/PhotoGallery/Ship%27s%20Gallery/NimitzFlag.jpg

where my office is located
www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/images/nas_north_is.jpg

sorry, no pics avalible of the actual space in which I work. They don't allow pics in these spaces because they contain certian things that they don't like showing to the general public.

Chris



The Nimitz and Nasty Island.
Spent three years there at NAS North Island with VRC-30 at the (now defunct) C-12 FRS.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:30:59 AM EST
My office, from the outside.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 12:01:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
My office, from the outside. i2.tinypic.com/v8mxr8.jpg i2.tinypic.com/v8n6dc.jpg



Illegal hauler?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 12:18:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 12:22:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:43:28 PM EST
Interesting data center. Why do you use SCSI instead of Fibre Channel, or better, 10Gb Ethernet? All that storage would flow much better over a 10Gb fiber backbone.

No offense, but those cross-connect racks need a serious overhaul. It's amazing how many IT folks think about the "cool" gear such as servers, switches, routers, storage, etc but forget to pay attention to the connectivity.

Mirror the equipment ports in those racks using trunk cables straight from the equipment cabinets and be a happy camper. Or, if you plan to grow your Data Center you can also install some PODs at the end of each aisle and run the trunks from the PODs to the main cross connect point. Your life will be much easier.

Organizing the cables under your raised-floor will also help the cold air flow to the cabinets to cool the equipment.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:55:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Unicorn:
These are from 04-05 because there is nothing cool at work now, unless you're like 5 and like to see big trucks I guess.

But here were some of my office supplies,
x11.putfile.com/4/10008310194-thumb.jpg

and the mobile office I had for a bit,
x11.putfile.com/11/32002465979-thumb.jpg

holding a goat head
x7.putfile.com/2/4008540577-thumb.jpg

Wearing a bite suit after playing with a K9. Fun, but very tiring.
x7.putfile.com/2/4008393868-thumb.jpg



Must of been nice to have an Armored Hummvee in Kuwait.(WTF?) No wonder it took so long to get our scrap metal gypsy mobiles replaced.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:19:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rossi:
Interesting data center. Why do you use SCSI instead of Fibre Channel, or better, 10Gb Ethernet? All that storage would flow much better over a 10Gb fiber backbone.

No offense, but those cross-connect racks need a serious overhaul. It's amazing how many IT folks think about the "cool" gear such as servers, switches, routers, storage, etc but forget to pay attention to the connectivity.

Mirror the equipment ports in those racks using trunk cables straight from the equipment cabinets and be a happy camper. Or, if you plan to grow your Data Center you can also install some PODs at the end of each aisle and run the trunks from the PODs to the main cross connect point. Your life will be much easier.

Organizing the cables under your raised-floor will also help the cold air flow to the cabinets to cool the equipment.



+100
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:47:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 7:55:29 AM EST by Unicorn]

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:

Originally Posted By Unicorn:
These are from 04-05 because there is nothing cool at work now, unless you're like 5 and like to see big trucks I guess.

But here were some of my office supplies,
x11.putfile.com/4/10008310194-thumb.jpg</a>

and the mobile office I had for a bit,
x11.putfile.com/11/32002465979-thumb.jpg</a>

holding a goat head
x7.putfile.com/2/4008540577-thumb.jpg</a>

Wearing a bite suit after playing with a K9. Fun, but very tiring.
x7.putfile.com/2/4008393868-thumb.jpg</a>



Must of been nice to have an Armored Hummvee in Kuwait.(WTF?) No wonder it took so long to get our scrap metal gypsy mobiles replaced.



I wasn't in Kuwait. I was at that, "undisclosed location." that I won't mention even though it was sort of mentioned in the website when it was still up. They weren't our humvees, they were part of the post equipment, one was actually an XM1114.
You guys were using plywood to built up the roofs to hold the machine guns because they were ours (the brigade's) and who thought we'd ever be using them as gun trucks in a mech unit? When the mob. order first came down, we had a couple techs get some steel and tested it against 7.62 and were willing to make enough for our batallion, but were told no.

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:21:15 AM EST
Man PCR I though James was actually younger than you. He looks pretty good considering...Although you can tell he's using Gretian these days...

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:10:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By bigscrun:

<snip>

I am still in pain from that F**King thing.



That thing is almost as big as this one:

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:19:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rune75:
Man oh man... They almost let me join you down there on that tiny lil boat... I was a day away from flyin... got my credit card and everything. Then Judy said I needed a red badge. Now, I'm stuck in S71 for 2-6 months...



Sorry dude, that sucks.

But don't worry about it too much. They are considering sending more people home. I might be back up there soon.

Hows the weather up there right now?

Chris
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:16:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:25:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:01:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:00:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:



Very cool... any Comanches?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:21:12 PM EST
those hard drives would be fun to shoot
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