Ex Netflix cache servers ??? (sorry no great deal)

Yarik Dot

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SUPERMICRO CSE-116 SUPERCHASIS 1U RACKMOUNT WITH 1 x E5-2650L 2 x 700W PSU | eBay

Seems like cache servers used by netflix. I can't find the presentation they had a picture of them. Nevertheless whoever here has seen the presentation slides, he will know the following picture.

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Why I think they are: Netflix used to use 1U supermicro servers as all flash cache with 14 drives - 10 hotswap + 4 inside the cachiss - (just in front of fans like it is in this ebay post).

Can anybody here confirm that these are ex netflix server? I asked the seller, but he doesn't seem to know.
 

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X9SRH-7F is 1g only.

They'd be loud but a good way for someone to take advantage of a cheap 1U colo deal.
 

Churchill

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from my days at a telecom Netflix had a 4U all red system they would stick closer to the end of the network stream to cache all the movies.

I don't think these are Netflix servers.
 

rkrenicki

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These are not Netflix servers, those are 4U and have either 24 or 48 hard drives in them.

These look like they might be Akamai CDN servers?
 

Yarik Dot

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#4 and #5 I do agree, but 4Us are not the only they use. They also use 1U systems. Please check these slides: Netflix CDN and Open Source (page 11):

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And those servers pictured in the first topic are 100% netflix. I just can't find the presentation where I got it from.
 

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That is right, I had forgotten about the Fast Cache. Those are not as common as the normal 4U OCA.

I am fairly sure that Akamai also uses this hardware platform. I have some pictures of a cache installation somewhere, but I believe it is on my other laptop. I will check when I get home.
 
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Yarik Dot

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That is right, I had forgotten about the Fast Cache. Those are not as common as the normal 4U OCA.

I am fairly sure that Akamai also uses this hardware platform. I have some pictures of a cache installation somewhere, but I believe it is on my other laptop. I will check when I get home.
Would be nice if you shared (at least with me) :)) I am interested in this.