Today the volume changed…..

There is a noticeable difference in the noise level in our office today.

No, I did not make my section of the office soundproof, I simply powered down our faithful Dell PowerEdge 2500 server for the last time.   As soon as it switched off, I realised that this server alone amongst the others was causing 90% of the noise.

Not bad innings though, this was NTES Limited’s first server and at the time was top of the range.   If I remember rightly it ran Windows Small Business Server 2000, then 2003 before it became a terminal server.   Now, it is a door-stop…. but it took 8 years to become one.

11-12-2008 16-47-12



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