Resources for “Ultimate Linux Box 2005”
“Using the Hammerfall HDSP on Linux” by Peter Todd: www.linuxjournal.com/article/7024
ALSA Linux Driver for RME Digital Audio Cards: www.rme-audio.de/english/linux/alsa.htm
HammerFall the Band: www.hammerfall.net
“Monitoring Hard Disks with SMART” by Bruce Allen: /article/6983
“Health Monitoring with lm_sensors” by Steve Hastings: www.linuxjournal.com/article/6712
bonnie++ 1.03a: www.coker.com.au/bonnie++
Future Hardware and Projects to Watch
“ATA over Ethernet: Putting Hard Drives on the LAN” by Ed Cashin: /article/8149
OpenGraphics Project: wiki.duskglow.com/index.php/Open-Graphics
LinuxBIOS Project: www.linuxbios.org
Motherboard—Tyan Thunder K8QS Pro (S4882): www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8qspro.html
CPUs—4 x AMD 846HE Opterons: www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_8796,00.html
RAM—8 x 4GB Registered ECC Samsung DDR PC2700 CL 2.5 DIMMs: www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/DRAM/DDRSDRAM/DDRSDRAMmodule/RegisteredDIMM/M312L5128MT0/M312L5128MT0.htm
Power Supply—510W Custom harness PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ATX: www.pcpowerandcooling.com/products/power_supplies/maxperformance/index.htm
Fibre Channel—Qlogic 2342 dual-port, 133MHz, PCI-X, 2Gb Fibre Channel Adapter: www.qlogic.com/support/product_resources.asp?id=255
Storage—nStor 4320F Fibre Channel RAID enclosure: www.nstor.com/default.asp?bdy=/product/fibre/4300_ov.asp
Hard disks—2 x 18Gb Hitachi DK32DJ-18FC 10KRPM Fibre Channel www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/dk/table.html
Drives in a RAID 1 array (OS install): www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/dk/3/32dj18spec.html
6 x 73Gb Seagate ST373405FC Cheetah 73LP FC 10KRPM Fibre Channel Drives in a RAID 10 array: www.seagate.com/support/disc/specs/fc/st373405fc.html
Graphics card—PNY NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI: www.pny.com/products/quadro/nvs/280Nvspci.asp
Displays—2 x ViewSonic VX2000 20" 1600x1200 LCD displays: www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/lcddisplays/xseries/vx2000
Audio card—RME HDSP9652 PCI Audio Card: www.rme-audio.de/english/hdsp/hdsp9652.htm
Audio I/O—RME Multiface 36-channel 24-bit 96-kHz I/O box: www.rme-audio.de/english/hdsp/multifa.htm
Cooling system—3 x Zalman Reserator 1s: www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=63&code=
CPU waterblocks—4 x Zalman ZM-WB2 Gold waterblocks: www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=84&code=005
Keyboard—TouchStream LP: www.fingerworks.com/overview.html#touchstream
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