All images Copyright 2001 Ron Nelson
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For my last job at Broadcom, I was asked to build over 100 compute servers over a weekend. <grin> Really. And I got to do it in a warehouse. Fun, eh?

These first two shots are of the workspace that I had. In the first shot you can see the pallets of Ultra 2's. The far pallet is of finished servers, the near pallets have yet to be done.

What I had to do to these boxes:

I found that I could maintain the pace for about three servers at a time. This would give me time to install hardware in three boxes while three others were receiving their images. Once image dump was complete, start image on three new and box up completed servers.

Installing over 1600 DIMMS will shred your fingers...

Here you can see the finished product. Broadcom installed racks of Ultra 2's into compute pools. These systems loaded all the applications from the Network Appliance servers, and shell scripts submitted EDI jobs to open servers.

It was a busy time...

Last modified: Sun Oct 21 12:24:42 2001