Gmane

Gmane Hosting

Gmane is hosted in the colocation rack of the Norwegian Internet stock broker Netfonds Bank, who is also donating IP connectivity.

The Hardware

dough is the news server, and is a 1U dual dual Core Opteron machine with 8GiB RAM (for disk caching) using a soft RAID1 disk system.
deer serves out most of the web content It's a 1U dual 2.4Ghz Opteron with 8GiB RAM, paid by me.
lo is the primary MTA, and is a 1U dual quad-core 1.87GHz Xeon "Clovertown" (i.e., Core 2) machine, paid for by sponsorship money.
rain is the search engine machine, running Xapian. It's a 2U Athlon 64 2GHz machine, 3GB RAM with 500GB disks for index storage and a spool mirror. It was bought from funds generated by web ads.
plane is the new search engine machine, running Xapian. It's a 1U Dual Dual-core Opteron 2.4GHz machine, 16GB RAM with 3x1.5TB disks for index storage and a spool mirror.
sea runs weaverd, which is the daemon behind the web interfaces. It's a quad dual-core 2.4GHz Opteron Sunfire v40z machine with 32GB RAM. It's a leftover repurposed from Netfonds Bank.

All the machines run Debian GNU/Linux.

nobody@ciao$ df /var/spool/news
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
ger:/var/spool/news  1994450944 1876819968  17715200 100% /var/spool/news