The Geek's Guide to the Coolest Holiday Gifts

IBM Server

We had to include a server in our gift guide, and we decided the ultimate server would need to be a tower, in order to accommodate several GPUs and the air or water cooling required to keep them stable. Whether you want to mine Bitcoins or search for aliens with SETI, any “ultimate server” needs to have GPU horsepower.

You, our dear readers, told us IBM was your favorite server vendor in this year's Reader’s Choice awards, so naturally we built our server from their online store. Here’s OUR ultimate server:

IBM System x3400 M3
RAID10 15K 6GBPS SAS 300GB Hard Drives
128GB 1333Mhz ECC RAM
Dual Xeon X5675 6-core 3.06Ghz CPUs
PCI-E Extension board (For added GPUs)
Dual 920Watt Power Supplies

Granted, this configuration will set you back about $10,000, plus whatever GPUs you add to the system, but we figure it’s enough processing power to run a small country.

The season of gift-giving is well underway, and since we're sure most of you are not finished shopping, we thought we'd give you some of our ideas for the perfect holiday gifts. Enjoy!

Gift (thumbnail) photo via Shutterstock.

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hopefully more successful

Sedot WC's picture

thank you very much for offering this immeasurably
Your dedication is appreciated, hopefully more successful future..

Thanks for post update! It's

Webdesign's picture

Thanks for post update! It's another informative linux journal you post here. I'm kinda fan of it. Keep it up though!

I think So

John S.J's picture

Especially the Roku 2 HD Streaming Player , I do not received it, instead I bought it for me. :)

@Mozai I also have this dout " why we can not read the article in one site"?

nine or more pages

Mozai's picture

Is it possible to read this article all at once, instead of having to click and wait for eight additional pages to load? The "social networking" items that are included in each page is holding up the page rendering, causing a long pause between each of the pages, and I lost my patience before I reached the end.

I think I agree about the

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I think I agree about the social network stuff. They may be offed by morning. :)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

Gimmick

Anonymous's picture

This article seems like a gimmick, allowing you to advertise the LJ DVD Archive collection. As a linux user I read your magazine, but would hate it if someone bought me the archive. Who needs to read articles posted in 94'? They are all irrelevant I'm sure.

It's actually not. It is,

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It's actually not. It is, however, a ploy to get people to buy me cool stuff. The archive cd is there because *we* think it's awesome.

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

Well

Anonymous's picture

Well I think you are awesome! I love the avatar. The person behind it could be a leper and I still think I would love you just as much! i love Linux chicks, they rock!

LOL! No Leprosy here,

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LOL! No Leprosy here, promise. :) I am sure I have plenty of other flaws to choose from though.

You can think our awesome Art Director, Garrick, for the avatar. I am quite fond of it myself.

Thanks for reading and thinking I am awesome. Now I'll have to go earn that. ;)

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

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