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marcus lyall
Re: slightly ghetto san - THANKS Creative Cow
on Apr 8, 2010 at 9:48:16 pm

Quick update.

The ghetto San (not so ghetto now) is still rocking.
It's currently serving 8 Mac Pros.
Most of them are running after effects, but normally 2-3 are editing HD Pro-res. We are not pushing the bandwidth too much however.

We've even packed it into flight cases, shipped it to the US, had British Airways lose it, got it back, plugged it in, and it worked first time.Used it for two weeks. Then shipped it back, plugged it in, and it's still going strong. Touch wood.

A few issues, here and there. Interestingly, half the machines are running jumbo frames and half not. And it makes no difference despite the warnings not to do this.

The Macs are all configured to run the video server on one ethernet port, and the internet on the other.

Occasionally, you can't see the video server, in which case, relaunching the finder seems to do the trick.

So all in all, it seems fairly robust. But we have put in a serious backup plan just in case.

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