I got called up by HP today with regards to my Streamyx upgrade. They called me up to get my credit card details so that they can bill me for the free PC and the Streamyx line. In the end, I got up-sold to a larger screen because I was planning to buy a new one anyway. The machine that I will end up getting is also slightly better than the original one in the brochure. It will have the following specs:
CPU: Intel Atom 330 1.6GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2*
HDD: 250GB 7200RPM*
This is good for me because I will be using the machine as my virtualisation farm – or cloud in today’s parlance. If I choose to run Xen on it, I would probably be able to run a mixture of about a dozen VM in it. If I choose to run OpenVZ on it, I can probably squeeze in at least three times that number. Since I have begun to grow tired of OpenVZ, I might just choose to move over to Xen instead. Or I could do what some people do that is to run OpenVZ under Xen!
As for the monitor, I got the upgrade to a 23″ screen. I had planned on getting myself a new 24″ screen this month anyway. Turns out that it is cheaper to just get them to upgrade it for me. After all, as a headless virtualisation farm, it does not need a monitor to go with it. So, I am happy today. Today was a good day. I managed to accomplish another purchase. I just hope that they deliver it to me soon.
By the way, my first IKEA furniture arrived yesterday. It is very neat! I will post pictures once my room is completely done up.