République et Canton de Neuchâtel Population: 140,000
Commune de Lignières: Population 903 47° N 7° E 806 m
throop.fourmilab.ch: much used when snow is deep! SPARCstation 2: manufactured in 1990
jura.fourmilab.ch: SGI Indigo² and kropotkin.fourmilab.ch Win98/Linux laptop
RJ-45 Cat. 5 / ISDN phone patch panel 2 Mb/sec leased line Internet connection
throoput.fourmilab.ch firewall: 1990 SPARCStation 2 (twin of throop.fourmilab.ch)
moby.fourmilab.ch: “Inside” file and compute server Sun Enterprise 3500 4 x 336 Mhz UltraSPARC CPU 2 Gb RAM 18 Gb double-redundant RAID mirrored system drives 67 Gb RAID-5 user file area On-line hot spare backs up both system and user drives DLT-7000 site-wide backup tape drive 8mm 20/40 Gb utility tape drive
vitesse.fourmilab.ch: “Outside” server—Web, FTP, Mail, DNS Sun Enterprise 3500 4 x 300 Mhz UltraSPARC CPU 1 Gb RAM 27 Gb triple-redundant RAID mirrored file systems with online hot spares.
HotBits server: radioactive random number generator (1989 vintage Compaq 386/20)
Second generation HotBits generator: COTS 137Cs 661.6 keV gamma source and detector: 90 bytes/second
View from computer room. Well, what do you expect? It’s Switzerland.
Bloody Ark of the Covenant: you can’t ever find it when you need it!
Fire hose and CO2 extinguisher on each floor, fire and blast doors between rooms, anti-static floor
1000 Kg capacity elevator Ding, ding -- ding ding, ding ding.
250 kW furnace, able to heat building and 4 adjacent houses. 18,000 litre heating oil cistern (approx. 2 year supply).
Hack hydraulics? Sure, but it’ll take lots of valves and pumps--no problem!
250 kW main power panel (Fuses at bottom right are 380 V 400 A 3)