Gates' Tech - Big Iron

The Workstation - Jafar

Jafar is my main workstation. Recently received several upgrades: 64 bit OS, 4 more gigs or RAM (total 8), and an ATI FireGL Graphics Card (courtesy of Dr. Syn). Jafar is Built on an ASUS AM2 motherboard with an AMD Athlon X2 4800 processor. Jafar is the main data server on my network featuring a set of striped 750 gig SATA II drives. Jafars speed comes from is it's RAM and lightning fast 500gig striped system drive. Jafar is mainly used for CAD, Photo and Video Editing.


Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4800
Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM
RAM: 2x 2gig Crucial and 2x 2gig Corsair [DDR2 6400 @ 800mhz]
Video Card:
ATI FireGL V8650
Storage: 2x 250 Hitachi, 2x 750 Seagate
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2


The Box






Lots and Lots of RAM


The GPU properties: 2 gig's onboard RAM. More Graphics Card Details

The Rack - Moneybin, Reserve, Network Equipment

The heart of Duckburg is the Rack. The server rack contains two servers: Money bin is our web, print and domain server. Reserve is our data storage vault (contains 1TB and 1.5TB drives). The rack is also the networking hub of for the house: 24-port Lynxes 10/100 switch, 5-port Net gear 10/100/1000 switch, Linksys Wireless Router (serves private wireless network), 8-port Net gear 10/100 (divides WAN network to server and home network), Linksys VOIP gateway, and Airlink Wireless Router (servers public access network). Rack also contains UPS backup (give me 10-15 minutes on fully loaded and 1-2 hours with just networking equipment) and an 8 head Belkin Omni KVM switch. The house is wired with a 48-port CAT6 patch panel which handles phones, data, and TV (in conjunction with a coax patch) to each room in the house.

Duckburg - Our Network (lots of data)

We have amassed a great deal of data storage capabilities. Between Jafar and Reserve we have access to just over 4 Terabytes in primary storage and approx. 1 TB of storage across all the various small volumes.