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What do you do with your Dedi?

What are you doing with your dedicated server?

I am able to use this machine and was wondering how to utilize it to its fullest potential, since I never got my hands on such a powerful server.

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  • Use it to share DNS and NTP, obviously.

    I'd probably break it up into about 10 different KVMs, OpenBSD DNS servers, FreeBSD Webservers, etc.. but you are going to need to be fairly lean with that small amount of disk

  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider

    WSS said: Use it to share DNS and NTP, obviously

    without any rate limiting preferably.

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  • williewillie Member
    edited February 2017

    That's mostly a RAM and cpu monster, intended as a big-ass database server, or maybe a web or file server with a huge ram cache. I don't understand why you bought it if you didn't know what to do with it. Better to get a smaller dedi or even a vps, since they idle just as fast ;). The cpu of that machine is around 2x or 3x a budget dedi with an E3-1230v3 or the like.

    Most of the stuff I do with dedis these days is either storage (Hetzner i7-2600 with 16gb ram and 2x 3TB disks is around 25 euro ex-vat these days) or cpu (document processing, media transcoding, xz compression) but not too much memory intensive. In the past I've run search engines that could have used the ram.

    Scaleway just announced 60gb and 120gb hourly cloud servers at affordable prices if you need to do an overnight computing run with a lot of memory. If you need it all the time you got a real bargain, but without an application, assuming you have it for the rest of the month and don't plan to renew it, I'd just go on a transcoding spree or something.

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  • Btw you -could- chop that thing up into little KVMs as someone suggested, but what would be the point? It would be like splitting a 256 carat diamond into a pile of 1 carat ones. If you've got 256gb of ram in one box, the idea is to run something that uses it all at once. Databases are the usual suspect but there are other possibilities too.

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  • Eating ash.

  • @willie said:
    I don't understand why you bought it if you didn't know what to do with it.

    :D?

    WELL, WHY NOT?

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    high speed , push it out lol

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  • Sitting and watching the cores dancing in htop is my preferred activity with a dedi ;-)

  • @rndt @FredQC If you can download the current GCC6 source distribution and compile it (make -j50 or so) I'd be interested in hearing how long the build takes. It's around a half hour on an i7-3770 or E3-1230v3 with hard discs.

    FredQC what kind of machine is that, with 40 threads?

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  • @FredQc said:
    Sitting and watching the cores dancing in htop is my preferred activity with a dedi ;-)

    How to you see the thread usage in htop?

  • funny..mine looks like that too..this is my dev box

  • Maybe you can run a dnscrypt server on it to serve the public.

  • vpsGODvpsGOD Member, Provider
    edited February 2017

    @claudiof Goto htop settings(F2)

    Meters

    Choose the meters as per your requirement

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  • Run an Electrum server. :) There are very low number of servers running. :)

  • You probably can do all the above suggestions and still have plenty of available RAM and CPU ;-)

    don't buy what you don't need: you'll save money and will end up able to grab a quality VPS when really needed.

  • I buy it for 7 days, end up not needing it and try to sell it on here

    How to clean up a questionable reputation: throw the kids some BF/CM offers.

  • MorpheusxenoMorpheusxeno Member
    edited February 2017

    Usually I purchase a dedicated server for a game that I enjoy, Host a server for it , then sit in the empty game server by my self crying because no one will play with me.

    Meow

  • iwaswrongonceiwaswrongonce Member
    edited February 2017

    Amateurs

    One of our memsql machines

  • pbgbenpbgben Member, Provider

    Mine sit idle, with paying users on them. Tonnes of performance for ridiculously low pricing.

  • from loadgenerator.sh and some memusagegenerator.sh?

    @iwaswrongonce said:
    Amateurs

    One of our memsql machines

  • @iwaswrongonce said:
    Amateurs

    One of our memsql machines

    Next time run whatever you're running for at least 15 minutes so your load averages show some better values.

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  • @teamacc said:

    @iwaswrongonce said:
    Amateurs

    One of our memsql machines

    Next time run whatever you're running for at least 15 minutes so your load averages show some better values.

    Lol, it's an in memory database. Load is low most of the time until an analyst queries it.

  • website+vnc+torrent etc

  • eva2000eva2000 Member
    edited February 2017

    @rndt said:
    What are you doing with your dedicated server?

    I am able to use this machine and was wondering how to utilize it to its fullest potential, since I never got my hands on such a powerful server.
    @rndt said:
    What are you doing with your dedicated server?

    I am able to use this machine and was wondering how to utilize it to its fullest potential, since I never got my hands on such a powerful server.

    Using OVH Intel Core i7 4790K server as dedicated Centmin Mod LEMP stack testing server https://community.centminmod.com/threads/ovh-intel-core-i7-4790k-32gb-2x240gb-samsung-pm863-ssd-review.9611/ :)

    Very handy for testing stuff i.e. CentOS based Clang 4 compiles and benchmarking research for Centmin Mod https://community.centminmod.com/threads/compiling-newer-versions-of-clang-4-0.10262/ :)

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  • I'm still wondering what to do with that 256gb of ram besides boring stuff like database or search engine cache. Are there SAT solvers that eat tons of memory? I've never known how they work. I'd think anything that really used the ram as ram would have a high cache miss rate. Lots of stuff that people want to throw tons of ram at can actually be done with offline algorithms with fairly little ram.

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  • rndtrndt Member
    edited February 2017

    @willie said:
    @rndt @FredQC If you can download the current GCC6 source distribution and compile it (make -j50 or so) I'd be interested in hearing how long the build takes. It's around a half hour on an i7-3770 or E3-1230v3 with hard discs.

    time make -j 50
    real    21m1.391s
    user    231m41.920s
    sys     5m10.264
    
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  • Thanks rndt. Looks like it only used about 12 physical cores on average, out of 16 available. Still pretty good! I remember some parts of the build are essentially serial, so maybe that's a bottleneck.

    GCC4 was smaller than GCC6 (I don't know by how much) and it took around 6 hours to build on my Pentium 3 laptop of the era :P. These current dedis are fantastic by comparison, even the less expensive ones. I might ask you to try an xz test later, if you're up for it.

    #lexit spread the word.

  • Everything I did with my VPS just without the hassle of sharing.
    I dont think anything will beat the 9€ i5 Kimsufi any time soon.

    End of line.

  • @pbgben said:
    Mine sit idle, with paying users on them. Tonnes of performance for ridiculously low pricing.

    I should put one (well a CPU core on one) to work, probably running a game server or something

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