hypervisor01 (formerly known as Maxwell; I've stopped doing pet names for machines because I find such names obnoxious) is essentially a gaming workstation that I use to try out new things locally within my apartment. It runs Proxmox VE 6.2-4 off of a 240 GB SSD. I first built it around February/March 2017, with a goal of creating a workstation that I could use for both experimentation and running BOINC. Frankly, part of my motivation was to see how close I could get to surpassing (or at least equalling) some of the older scientific lab hardware I had dealt with in the past using only consumer-grade parts.
|CPU||Core I7-6700 FC-LGA14C|
|# of Cores (logical)||8|
|CPU Clock Speed (GHz)||3.40|
|Disks||240 GB SSD (Linux volume)|
|OS||Proxmox VE 6.2-4|
- Zalman MS800 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black)
- Rosewill 3 x 5.25-Inch to 4 x 3.5-Inch Hot-swap SATA III/SAS Hard Disk Drive Cage - Black
- SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s
- Intel Boxed Core I7-6700 FC-LGA14C 3.40 GHz 8 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700
- x2 Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) DR x8 Unbuffered DIMM 288-Pin Memory - CT16G4DFD8213
- MSI Pro Solution Intel Z170A LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard (Z170A SLI)
- Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Non-Modular Power Supply (CP-9020015-NA)
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 SC ITX, 2GB
- nginx (reverse proxy for Proxmox)
packerserv: Used to create VM templates using Packer's
proxmox-isobuilder (see here). Repository for VM templates can be found here.
- GPU passthrough is enabled. This could not be accomplished previously when this workstation ran CentOS because Red Hat deliberately cripples GPU passthrough for consumer-grade cards in RHEL (see here).
- The GPU is assigned to one VM ( compute01; no article yet as of writing), which runs Folding@Home and BOINC.