Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Sniff...

Alas poor lex, I knew him well

My trusty Lex Light 500MHz fanless C3 has just died. Turned off power and its not coming back on. Sniff. Bulging capacitors on PSU part of motherboard - not looking good.

Ho Hum. Anyone got a 2.5" adapter cable for the disk?

Sunday, 7 September 2008

gotta cut back...


Still hacking at the currentcost - I've at least got a small python script that plugs the data straight into sqlite these days. I also did a quick distribution curve of the wattage - still can't get it under a really cr*p 240W

Friday, 5 September 2008

I've got the power

... it's gettin' kinda heavy.


I've jumped on the latest Currentcost bandwagon with a serial cable connecting my meter to the mini-ITX box in the loft. For now I'm not doing 'proper' logging to sqlite / rrdtool as I intend to abtract this through monami - but for the first days run with some quick n dirty gnuplot work it looks OK.

Plotting Lustre MDS stats

At $dayjob we have several large filesystems - for example our /scratch system has 3.1 PB of space using over 1000 HDDs. Although each vendo...