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Wood was the primary server of the VTLUUG. It was built in late 2010 with hardware selected by the Hardware Selection Task Force and currently resides in the CVL in Whittemore Hall uncurlhalo's house. The name "wood" was given to the server based on the fact that until March 5th, 2011, it had no case and rested on a piece of plywood instead.

Wood is not currently in service due to the CVL eviction. Wood also has a tendency to short whenever someone touches the case, meaning it may stay out of service permanently. This is due, in part, to the horrible mounting and positioning in the case; the motherboard is a full 17" square, thus the PSU is mounted to nothing in the front of the case, along with the hard drives and CD drive.

The hardware is listed below, in info about the HSTF. To upgrade to a full 4 processors would cost about as much as 2 Raspberry Pis [1], and upgrading the RAM to 32 GiB or so would cost just a little more than that [2].

echarlie has set aside a 4U enclosure no longer in use by WUVT for use for wood. This enclosure has a better mounting layout, and *might* not cause Wood to short. It also has a power button.

Virtual machines

Wood hosts a number of virtual machines for the VTLUUG for various purposes.

Hostname Purpose LDAP Login Kerberos
acidburn Email, DNS tunnel, and shell server Yes Yes
blade LDAP server Yes Yes
cerealkiller Tor relay Yes Yes
crashoverride Tahoe-LAFS introducer, gateway, and storage node Yes Yes
lordnikon DNS Yes Yes
milton HTTP/MySQL/PostgreSQL server Yes Yes
theplague Syslog No No

Hardware Selection Task Force

The original Hardware Selection Task Force was formed to purchase parts for the server which became Wood.


  • Selecting the shit out of hardware since 2010
  • That I May Serve (ha ha, get it, serve?)


  • Ol' Filthy Sweaty Bastard (guzzles)
  • Ultra-Chronic Monstah (via)
  • Curly-Haired Slacker (mutantmonkey)
  • Bilious Bad Janitah (init1)

Names can be generated with the WuName Generator


As of March 5th, 2011


We were generously allocated $800 in the fall of 2010 and $300 in the spring of 2011 by the Student Engineers' Council.


Category Item Unit Price Quantity Documentation
CPU AMD Opteron 8354 $68.99 1
CPU heatsink and fan Dyantron 1U active blower $12.00 2
Motherboard Tyan n4250QE Thunder Quad 1207(F) $199.99 1 Manual
RAM 2x2GB DDR2 PC2-6400 800Mhz ECC Registered $84.19 1
HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM SATA $199.99 1
PSU iStarUSA 2U 500W $99.99 1
Power cabling 4-pin ATX to EPS 12V $2.99 2
Enclosure 2U (donated by Jagged) Free 1
RAM 2x2 GB ECC Registered $92.94 1
HDD Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM $169.99 1