The centre of the lab. BugCity is a Fujitsu Celsius R930n Workstation, with the following spec:

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2658 V1 2.10Ghz 8 Core CPUs
  • 8 x 32GB DDR3L 1066MHz (256GB total)
  • 1 x 240GB SAS III SSD
  • 3 x 500GB SAS III 7.2K HDD
  • 1 x AMD Radeon HD6350 512MB GDDR3

Image of BugCity, a computer server, placed underneath a desk

All from the lovely folks at bargainhardware.co.uk, for the princely sum of £765.59. It was ordered on a Monday morning, and arrived early on Wednesday, in the midst of the 2020 pandemic, which is damn good going!

That's a weird name permalink

I have a habit of naming things after songs by The Presidents of the United States of America (see also "Tiny Explosions"), and it seems quite apt really. It's also a pretty cool song.