The server running this project is a single Quad core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5430 @ 2.66GHz
connected to the internet with a 1Gb connection. The machine has 16GB of DDR2 FB-DIMM RAM
with ECC running at 667MHz. The mainboard is an Intel S5400SF mainboard put into a SR1560SF
chassis that supports hot-swap. Three 300Gb Western Digital VelociRaptor 10krpm disks have
been put into a software raid-1 configuration. Two spare servers are ready to take over.
The system runs CentOS 6 and is kept up-to-date (currently 6.4). The MySQL version currently
is 5.1.67, PHP is version 5.3.3 and Apache is at version 2.2.15, all defaults from CentOS 6.4.
The machine has two IP numbers and the URL boinc.gorlaeus.net resolved to both. This ensures
that if at a later stage we need to run two servers (as we used to), we have both IP numbers
and URLs to match. Two spare identical servers are already at location for this if needed.
The server makes a backup of all files each 10 min to one of three storage servers using rsync.
Once every 4 hours a full .tar.gz of all files are made. The MySQL database is dumped every hour
too. The three rsync servers have a RAID-5 setup and are directly connected into the same switch
with 1Gb ethernet. This should ensure a minimal loss of data in case of failures.
The current status of the server and which daemons are running can be obtained by using the
Server Status link on the main page.