I’ma come clean with you guys: I didn’t actually expect anyone to buy the server for me.
The thing is insanely awesome. And insanely heavy. And it sounds like a vacuum cleaner. Two important questions remain: Where the hell am I going to put it and (more importantly) how the hell am I going to power it 24/7? It draws 610W AC while operating at maximum capacity. That’s 630VA (single-phase AC averaging 120V – our house averages 108VAC so it’ll be a bit heavier power usage). Doing the math (630VA / 108V) = 5.83 AC Amperes (average). We have 100A service to the house, broken into eight 15A circuits. Our lower unit has three 15A circuits and one shared with the upstairs unit. Running the 12A vacuum cleaner in the house while anything else is on trips a breaker. I’m hardpressed to find a circuit to tap into that doesn’t already have a large load on it. The only one I can think of is the bathroom outlet – that has a dedicated 15A circuit on it, with only a 3.5A space heater running on it occasionally. It’d be ideal to power the server. But I have no way of tapping it without violating several building codes. Actually, none of the wiring in this house meets code so if I messed with it at all, I’d have to pay $15,000 to have the whole thing rewired.
That’s to say nothing of the noise – Even if I could power it, I have no idea where I could put it that it wouldn’t keep us up at night.
So here’s the $150 question: Can anyone else think of anywhere I could put this thing? I really like it and want to put it to good use but I haven’t the foggiest idea of where to put the silly thing.
Here‘re the specs (on P. 194).