36arn

Computers

This page contains information about the computer systems used by 36arn. It's the kind of thing that geeks like me find interesting. I donate a small amount of energy to the World Community Grid.

Server / NAS
Model: Synology DS718+
Processor: Celeron J3455
Memory: 8GiB DDR3
Disk: 2x4TB Seagate Ironwolf
Operating System: Synology DSM
Features: This is a great two disk NAS. It is running several Docker containers and a KVM virtual machine running email and web servers (including this site). Some spare processor cycles (via Docker) help the World Community Grid.
Dave's Desktop
Processor: Intel "Skylake" Core i7 6700 3.4GHz (3.7GHz-4.0GHz TurboBoost)
Memory: 32GiB Crucial 1.2V DDR4 @ 2133MHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530
Disk: 512MB Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Features: Hand-built, pretty fast (particulary the disk IO), and very efficient. Silent and cool. More than 2.5GB/s disk I/O from the NVMe SSD.
Laptop
Processor: Intel "Kaby Lake" Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz (3.1GHz TurboBoost)
Memory: 8GiB DDR3 @ 1866MHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
Disk: 256GB PCIe SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Features: Only a dual core mobile i5, but extremely light (1.2Kg) and surprisingly fast. If only the battery lasted longer than about 3 hours!
Dave's Chromebook
Processor: Toshiba CB30-B-104 (Intel N2840)
Memory: 4GiB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
Disk: 16GiB SSD
Operating System: Chrome OS
Features: A superb IPS screen, really light (1.35Kg), and excellent battery life. A great device if you've bought into Google's ethos.
Diane's NUC
Processor: Intel Core i3-7100U
Memory: 8GiB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
Disk: 60GiB Kingston SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Features: Tiny and brilliant. Fast enough.
Ancilliaries
ISP: Zen Internet
IPv6: 6in4 tunnel by Hurricane Electric
Mobile: giffgaff Get a free giffgaff Sim
Telephone Line: BT Openreach
Technology: Fibre to the Cabinet VDSL2
Router: DrayTek 2860
Speeds: Approximately 60Mbps downstream, 18Mbps upstream.
Electricity: Octopus, greenish energy
Domain Registration: Gandi
Secondary Server: OVH virtual machine (for slave DNS and email services)

Remember... you can never have too many computers!