Its wild to think that Blizzard used to run their servers from these absolute pos relics.Amazing!
Now they run them from one AMD Epyc.
I heard new world could use some extra servers, let them rent it out lmao
Based on the boot screen, this blade has two AMD Opteron 275 CPUs, which came out in 2008. That means this server is from the 2008 time frame.You can find it here at this link, showing a score of 839.For comparison, a Ryzen 9 5950X scores around 46116, while the top of the line AMD EPYC 7763 scores 87,767.So, yeah. Back in 2008, you were running WoW on a potato that was being served by a mashed potato.
When players are fighting a world boss near the raid entrance to Sanctum of Domination, it is impossible to quest in Korthia because everything is so laggy. I can believe that a number of potato servers are still in use over at Blizzard.
Certainly it brings back memories...That's an HP Compaq ProLiant BL25p blade server. I was decommissioning them like 10 years ago. They can only run in p-Class blade enclosure which supplies its power and connectivity. I doubt that he can get another housing but good luck.Normally the disks are wiped clean before decommissioning even physically destroyed sometimes, but still the data may be recovered by professionals. Considering the server operating system the data has no importance at this point of course.
Is this legal? It sounds like they're going to try to actually use it.
As web developerI would this is not cool at all, it's just booting up some old server, to do pointless tests on!
This is so cool!
Possibly purchase others and restore them to working order---well they ain't getting my Grizzly Hills one :) I've had it for over a decade still trying to find a good place to display it... just so heavy its hard to find the right spot