For Sale: Retired Linode Host Servers

October 12, 2007 4:28 pm

As you know, we’ve replaced all of our hosts over the last few months. We’re in talks with a “technology asset recovery” firm about acquiring them, but thought we’d offer them to customers first.

All hard drives have been removed, rails and power cord are included.

Here is the build list. If you are interested, please email service@linode.com. Shipping costs would be added to the prices below (For reference, $50 gets one of our hosts grounded from NJ to Fremont, so coast to coast). The boxes weigh about 40 lbs and are 34x24x9.

(quantities updated 11/09/07):

Build 1: [url=http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6013/SYS-6013P-i.cfm]Supermicro 6013P-i[/url], Dual Xeon 2.40 GHz, 3GB RAM — Price: $200.00, Remaining: 0
Build 2: [url=http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6013/SYS-6013P-i.cfm]Supermicro 6013P-i[/url], Dual Xeon 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM — Price: $250.00, Remaining: 0
Build 3: [url=http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6013/SYS-6013P-i.cfm]Supermicro 6013P-i[/url], Dual Xeon 2.80 GHz, 4GB RAM — Price: $275.00, Remaining: 0
Build 4: [url=http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6014/SYS-6014H-i.cfm]Supermicro 6014H-i[/url], Dual Xeon 2.80 GHz, 4GB RAM — Price: $325.00, Remaining: 0
Build 5: [url=http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6014/SYS-6014H-i.cfm]Supermicro 6014H-i[/url], Dual Xeon 3.00 GHz, 6GB RAM — Price: $375.00, Remaining: 0
Build 6: [url=http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6014/SYS-6014H-T.cfm]Supermicro 6014H-t[/url], Dual Xeon 3.20 GHz, 6GB RAM — Price: $625.00, Remaining: 0
Build 7: [url=http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/6014/SYS-6014H-T.cfm]Supermicro 6014H-t[/url], Dual Xeon 3.20 GHz, 8GB RAM — Price: $700.00, Remaining: 2

-Tom

36 Responses

  1. anyone else in australia and want to buy them, want to do some combined shipping kinda thing?

  2. Anyone in Holland to share shipping?

  3. Are any of these systems VT enabled?

  4. [quote:bb3bbddc84=”sweh”]Are any of these systems VT enabled?[/quote]

    No — all the hosts currently deployed are, but none of these.

  5. This question is purely academic, but why are all drives removed? Is it to insure it can never be said the drives were not properly erased, still containing valid data? I suppose this type of assertion would be hard to refute, after the fact. Just curious…

    Thanks,
    Hal Williams

  6. Along those lines, yes. The drives are all removed and won’t be sold to ensure the security of data placed on them by our customers.

  7. Another issue to consider: Would you really want to start up a production server using already-heavily-used drives?

  8. At those prices I’m actually looking at getting a server for a desktop replacement!

    My only concern is the noise. I can deal with the usual soft hum of a big CPU fan, but I’ve heard some rack servers that sound like a jet engine.

    So 2 questions:

    1. Anyone know if these servers are quiet enough to comfortably use as a desktop-replacement?

    2. Is this a stupid idea and I should just go pick up commodity desktop hardware from tigerdirect/egghead/etc.?

  9. [quote:fff61efcdd=”schmichael”]
    1. Anyone know if these servers are quiet enough to comfortably use as a desktop-replacement?

    2. Is this a stupid idea and I should just go pick up commodity desktop hardware from tigerdirect/egghead/etc.?[/quote]

    1) My company uses pretty much the same supermicro boxes as an "appliance". They’re loud. I’ve got one in a closet / data center rack in another bedroom, and it is too loud even in the other room. They’re really good at keeping themselves cool though.

    2) They only have 8MB of video memory. So not good for anything graphics related.

    Not worth it for a desktop PC if you ask me…

  10. [quote:740ac44af2=”petercrocker”]1) My company uses pretty much the same supermicro boxes as an "appliance". They’re loud. I’ve got one in a closet / data center rack in another bedroom, and it is too loud even in the other room. They’re really good at keeping themselves cool though.

    2) They only have 8MB of video memory. So not good for anything graphics related.

    Not worth it for a desktop PC if you ask me…[/quote]

    Thanks Peter! Hopefully a client of mine will move fast enough I can still pick one up for them.

  11. [quote:3d976f98a1=”schmichael”]My only concern is the noise. I can deal with the usual soft hum of a big CPU fan, but I’ve heard some rack servers that sound like a jet engine.[/quote]

    These are of the jet engine variety. . . I can hear them screaming away through walls.

  12. [quote:e6a1c9ad71=”tasaro”]
    These are of the jet engine variety. . . I can hear them screaming away through walls.[/quote]

    Hi tasaro, I emailed service@linode.com a few days ago about getting one of the boxes. Have you guys just not had a chance to respond to the emails yet?

  13. Half tempted to pick one of these up. Just built a new Frat house and am needing to setup some sort of network on the cheap.

  14. [quote:55e0cd7de2=”petercrocker”]Hi tasaro, I emailed service@linode.com a few days ago about getting one of the boxes. Have you guys just not had a chance to respond to the emails yet?[/quote]

    To be fair, they got back to me instantly. Just a minor mixup.

  15. Are these all physically in Fremont? I live near Fremont. If I wanted to buy some, could I pick them up instead of having them shipped?

  16. They’re all in our Absecon, NJ office and would need to shipped from here.

    -Chris

  17. [quote:2075751ba0=”caker”]They’re all in our Absecon, NJ office and would need to shipped from here.[/quote]
    Wow, Linode has an office? 😉

  18. [quote:7c103d7141=”andersen”]Wow, Linode has an office? :wink:[/quote]
    Actually, yes. For the first time we’re all working in one place together and I’m pretty excited about it.

    -Chris

  19. Hey, I shot of a request earlier today, are you out of any other servers since the last update?

    Thank you!

  20. [quote:90304357b3=”Outlet”]Hey, I shot of a request earlier today, are you out of any other servers since the last update?[/quote]

    I’ll post another update tomorrow afternoon.

    -Tom

  21. Quantities updated in initial post:

    http://www.linode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2877#12880

  22. I’ve ordered one of these.
    I plan on using it to play with UML at home.

    WIthout giving away any company secrets… what do you recommend for a distro to use for this server?

  23. Mister Cake has told me before that they use CentOS as the host for their boxes.

    However, I’ve used xen with ubuntu/debian with success.

  24. I never said that! Currently, we use Ubuntu on the hosts. Back in the day it was RH9.

    -Chris

  25. Older hosts did use a base Red Hat 9 install but all current hosts are Ubuntu all the way.

    EDIT: Mr. Cake beat me to it :<

  26. This sale of the older hardware is just another great perk of being at Linode. I don’t have a use for one this time around, but I hope that next time you’ll give us first dibs as well.

  27. The company I work for (http://icontact.com) just snatched up 4 of these for our dev-land.

    Seriously good deal.

    $250 * 4 + $50*8 (160GB SATA disks) + $100 shipping/tax = $1500 for 4 servers.

    That’s insane.

  28. [quote:05ac91bb1b=”caker”]I never said that! Currently, we use Ubuntu on the hosts. Back in the day it was RH9.

    -Chris[/quote]

    My bad 🙁 I could’ve sworn you said that.

    My apologies for accusing you of redhatting. 🙂

  29. Jay,
    I thought the 250 units used ATA/100 drives.. what SATA drives are you planning on using?

  30. [quote:298bdd467b=”sjashe”]Jay,
    I thought the 250 units used ATA/100 drives.. what SATA drives are you planning on using?[/quote]

    You’re my hero for posting this. I read the wrong spec sheet!

  31. Just two left. . .

  32. We just got+installed ours. Good servers, but they sound like death is coming to "blow" us away. 🙂

  33. Set it up as a home server (using Ubuntu, as you guys recommended).

    Already have UShare running as a media server, and setting it up as a backup system for my home machines and will probably get rdiff-backup going for the linode.

    The fans do help to keep the air moving in that room, but not that big a problem.

    Next I need to start playing with UML and the xfire web service framework.

  34. We just tossed VMWare on them and are using them. Great stuffs :).

  35. Are these still available?

  36. The availability is listed on the first post of this thread (two of the Build 7s are still available).

    -Chris

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