You can find LOCKSS's current server specifications in the LOCKSS install document located here.
Basically, you have two options for setting up a LOCKSS server for ADPNet:
Option 1: Purchase Your Server From A Vendor
Here's what we recommend if you are purchasing a server from a vendor:
- An x86 Intel compatible CPU running at 1GHz or better
- A minimum of 1GB of memory (2GB of memory is recommended)
- A bootable CD or DVD drive
- A motherboard with a SATA disk controller (ideally with support for 6 SATA devices)
- Must support the CentOS v5.4 Linux operating system
- A chassis capable of holding at least 4 2-terabyte hard drives
Option 2: Roll Your Own Server
Recently, Auburn University built its own LOCKSS server as a replacement for an older box that had some hardware failures.
Below is the parts list for Auburn's roll-your-own-server build. Prices are current as of 8/1/11 and are given as a general reference point only; of course they can be expected to change over time and across vendors.
|Motherboard||MBD-X8SIL-V-O||1||$169.99||link||Make sure that whatever motherboard you purchase is capable of running CentOS 5.4 and that it will fit in the chassis that you choose|
|CPU||BX80605X3430||1||$204.99||link||You will not be using the included fan, but instead the heatsink listed below|
|Heatsink||SNK-P0046P||1||$21.99||link||Thermal paste comes pre-applied with this heatsink.|
|Memory||KVR1333D3E9SK2/4GI||1||$44.99||link||Make sure to purchase memory that is compatible with the motherboard you choose|
|CD/DVD Drive||DVM-PNSC-DVD-SBT1||1||$47.19||link||Make sure the CD/DVD Drive you purchase will fit in the chassis you choose|
|Hard Drives||0F12117||4||$99.99 ea.||link||Make sure they are SATA drives. 3.0 Gb/s or 6.0 Gb/s|
|Slimline SATA Female to SATA w/ LP4 Power Cable||SLSATAF20||1||$13.99||link||Auburn needed this part to connect the above listed CD/DVD drive to the motherboard. Depending on the parts you purchase you may or may not need this cable.|
If you have any questions about rolling your own server contact Jon Bell b e l l t h o @ a u b u r n . e d u.