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  • Dell Poweredge R410
  • Dual quad-core 2.27GHz Xeon processors with 8MB L2 Cache
  • 24 GB RAM
  • 4x500GB hard disks
  • Dual gigabit ethernet


Cube is Netsoc's newest server, a shiny Dell R410 purchased in 2009 with a grant from the CSC. It is a monster of a machine, with a scary number of cores and a stupidly large amount of RAM. It is 1U, and lives near Spoon in the department of mathematics.


  • Primary login server
  • Society webserver
  • User webspace
  • Database server
  • Primary authoritative DNS server
  • Caching DNS server
  • Secondary mail handler for
  • IRC server
  • Master LDAP server

It is our webserver, our database server, our IRC server, and our LDAP server. It also handles our mailing lists, and queues mail for users in case Spoon goes down. Users can also log in and use cube, and access a persistent remote desktop session from anywhere in the world on it using NX.


When cube was being purchased, a number of terrible puns on Spoon such as 'fork' and 'knife' and 'bowl' were suggested, and promptly shot down. One day, unit_01 used his love of sci-fi and suggested 'Cube'. It stuck.

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