Carbon ~ 126.96.36.199
|Type:||Dell PowerEdge 2650|
|OS:||Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx|
|CPU:||2 x 2.8Ghz Intel Pentium 4 Xeon|
|Storage:||Onboard PERC RAID controller|
|OnBoard Untrawide SCSI controller|
|Disks:||2x 73Gb 10,000 RPM SCSI Disks|
|Drives:||Internal IDE CDROM|
|Internal FDE Floppy|
|Network:||2x Gigabit Ethernet BroadCom|
|Extras:||Onboard Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) for remote management.|
|The Name:||Now that would be telling (*cough* Carbon *cough*)|
Carbon was a direct result of discusions on the Admin-discuss list. It was felt that Prodigy could no longer handle the load placed on RedBrick during peak periods. Carbon was directly funded by the Society and the SPC.
Carbon was the primary login server until it was replaced by Murphy. Between then and 2010 it performed a variety of small tasks. With the arrival of Morpheus in 2009 and Worf in 2010 the remaining services were migrated allowing Carbon to become a dedicated development machine. It is intended that Carbon will in future follow the six month Ubuntu release cycle (rather than the LTS cycle generally followed) so users can access more recent development tools/libaries.
In August 2010, during the server room move, Carbon got a RAM upgrade from 2G to 4G, the extra ram in question coming from Data.
In November 2010, it started dying. We're not sure why, yet.
As of 2012 Carbon was decommissioned and replaced by a new server Pygmalion.