As every computer geek, I also have a long history of used computers, which I publish here, to be able to look back what I used once.

This document also explains the origin of most computer names I have been using.

This site was originally know as tech.schottelius.org.

Servers

suppe.schottelius.org

First, in 1998, there was suppe.schottelius.org. It was my first webserver, dns-server and mail-server. I recieved it as a gift from a kindergarten, because it was too slow for them. The name is derived from the German phrase "suppelte herum", which means "is still working, but may break if you look at it too strong".

You actually should have seen it, it consisted of the following hardware:

Chassis:       Midi-Tower
Processor:     Intel Pentium 120Mhz
RAM:           48 MiB (16+16+8+8)
Harddisk:      2 GiB IDE (PIO mode/16Bit ;)
NIC:           Some 3Com PCI 10Mbit (3c509?)
CDROM:         Something like that appeared to be installed
Floppy         1x3,5" , 2x5,25"
  • Productive use: 2000 - 2003

bruehe.schottelius.org

Later, in 2003, suppe was replaced by bruehe. One day, broth ran into the bruehe, and bruehe is the German word for broth.

The first version of bruehe had the following technical features:

Chassis:          Midi-Tower
Processor:        Pentium3 550Mhz
RAM:              640 MB (256+128+128+128)
Harddisk (scsi):  3* 4 GB scsi-3 (raid 1, one spare disk)
Harddisk (ide):   3* 40 GB ide/udma100 (raid 1, one spare disk)
NIC (lan):        3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang]
NIC (dmz):        3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang]
NIC (inet):       Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
NIC (wlan):       Global Sun Technology Inc
Optical drive:    IDE DVD(+/-, R/RW,RAM) -Burner (old: 32x IDE)
Floppy:           removed (was: 1x3,5")

Later the one scsi and one ide drive was removed due to problems with the power supply. And an additional NIC was put into.

At the time bruehe was replaced by creme (see below) it became the firewall for the lan at home.

  • Productive use: 2003 - 2006

Bruehe is actually still in use, but only as a table below my desk.

creme.schottelius.org

Because a customer of me broke a contract, I had to keep a very nice dual Xeon server back. This one became creme.schottelius.org. The name comes from "creme de la creme" which means "one of the best".

Chassis:       2U
Processor:     Dual Single core Xeon 2.40 Ghz
RAM:           1024 MB (2*512)
Harddisk:      2* 80 GB ide/udma (raid1)
NIC:           2* Intel(R) PRO/1000
CDROM:         Slim line IDE 52x DVD
  • Productive use: 2005 - 2008

tee.schottelius.org

After creme, I bought a smaller 1U server with remote access. As it is smaller and thinner then creme, it was named tee. Here are the specs:

Chassis:       Intel S5000PAL
Processor:     Quad Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5410  @ 2.33GHz
RAM:           20 GiB (2*2 GiB, 4*4 GiB)
Harddisk:      2* 500 GB sata (raid1)
Raid:          ARC-1210 4-Port PCI-Express to SATA RAID Controller
NIC:           2* Intel 80003ES2LAN (Gigabit)
CDROM:         Available
  • Productive use: 2008 - now

Notebooks

flapp.intern.schottelius.org

Flapp was my first notebook, a Acer Travelmate 524TEV. Quite a nice machine, bought with the first money I made.

Processor:       Intel Pentium III 650 Mhz with Speedstep
Ram:             64MB (max: 512MB)
HD:              10 GB, UDMA 33: IBM-DJSA-210
CD:              24x CD / 6x DVD: MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8175
USB:             ALi M5237
Network:         Intel Ethernet Pro 100
VGA:             ATI 3D Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2x
PCMCIA:          O2 Micro OZ6933
IDE:             ALi M5229
Sound:           ALi 5451
Touchpad:        Synaptics
Modem:           Lucent SoftModem Version 3.1.66
Infrared:        Ali Fast Infrared
Display:         13.3" TFT
  • Productive use: 1998 - 2003

scice.intern.schottelius.org

After flapp died in 2003 (because tea ran into it), I bought scice. Scice is combined of "scientific" and "silence".

Scice has a Transmeta TM5400 processor and no active cooling. It was produced by ECS under the name of "A530".

Processor:     Transmeta(tm) Crusoe(tm) Processor TM5600, 600Mhz
RAM:           128MiB (upgraded to 384MiB later)
Optical drive: DVD-ROM / CD-RW
Display:       14" TFT
Mouse input:   Touchpad
Other:         4x USB2.0
  • Productive use: 2003 - 2005

ei.intern.schottelius.org

Unknown time. Was an IBook G3.

Processor:    Power PC

hydrogenium.intern.schottelius.org

When the accu of scice ended its livetime about one year after I bought it, I decided to buy a used Compaq Evo N400C.

Processor:    Pentium III (Coppermine) 850 Mhz
Display:      12" TFT
  • Productive use: 2005 - 2008

wasserstoff.intern.schottelius.org

To be more precise, when I bought hydrogenium, I also bought wasserstoff, which is also a used Compaq Evo N400C. Wasserstoff is simply there to spend parts, when hydrogenium needs to have them replaced.

ast.intern.schottelius.org

Pentium 1 notebook. Never really used it productively, was thought to be a terminal. It also had the alias "alzheimer" as the main and the bios battery were both broken.

Processor: Pentium 1, 75 Mhz
RAM: ?
HD: 30 GB (yes, not originally and Bios sees only 8 GB ;-)
Vendor: AST

denkbrett.intern.schottelius.org

An IBM T60.

Processor:          Dual Core ..?
RAM:                3 GiB
HD:                 80 GB
Wireless-lan:       Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
  • Productive use: 2007 - 2008

ikn.intern.schottelius.org

A Lenovo Thinkpad X200. The name is derived from its main use in ETH Zürich, "Informatikkoordinator Nico".

Processor:       Dual Core Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     P8400  @ 2.26GHz
RAM:             4 GiB
HD:              250 GB SATA
Graphics card:   Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
Wireless-lan:    Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5300
Ethernet:        Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit
Display:         12"
  • Productive use: 2008 - 2010

kobold.intern.schottelius.org

An IBM X31 running as wireless access point, router, firewall, fileserver (three usb harddrives connected, running raid5 under the crypt layer) and video player.

Processor:       Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1600MHz
RAM:             1 GiB
HD:              40 GB
Graphics card:   ATI Radeon Mobility M6 LY (AGP)
Wireless-lan:    Atheros AR5212 802.11abg
Ethernet:        Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile)
  • Productive use: 2009 - 2011

kr.intern.schottelius.org

A Lenovo Thinkpad X201. The name is an abreviation for "klapprechner", the German translation for "notebook".

Processor:       Dual Core Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520  @ 2.40GHz (4 threads)
RAM:             4 GiB
HD:              500 GB SATA
Graphics card:   Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
Wireless-lan:    Intel Corporation WiFi Link 6000 Series
Ethernet:        Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network
Display:         12", LED backlight
  • Productive use: 2010 - 2011

tablett.intern.schottelius.org

A Lenovo T60. Used for putting glasses on it.

  • Productive use: 2011 - now

fernseher.intern.schottelius.org

A Lenovo T6?.

  • Productive use: unknown

kino.intern.schottelius.org

A Lenovo T61p.

  • Productive use: unknown

brief.intern.schottelius.org

An Apple Mac Book Air 4,2 given to me by my employer. The name is the German name for "letter".

Processor:       Dual Core Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2677M CPU @ 1.80GHz (4 threads)
RAM:             4 GiB
HD:              256 GB SSD
Graphics card:   Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
Wireless-lan:    Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
Ethernet:        No ethernet
Display:         13", LED backlight, 1440x900
  • Productive use: 2011 - now

matte.intern.schottelius.org

I got a Dell System XPS L321X as a present from Dell after some almost failed negotiations. As its exterior is matt grey and as an ultrabook it is pretty slim, it was named matte (German for "mat").

Processor:       Dual Core Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz
RAM:             4 GiB
HD:              128 GB SSD
Graphics card:   Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
Wireless-lan:    Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak] (rev 34)
Ethernet:        No ethernet
Display:         13", LED backlight
  • Productive use: 2012 - now

Workstations/Desktops

Systems I used as workstations:

ozean.intern.schottelius.org

My first own computer was a Pentium 1 bought from Aldi. Before that I used my father's computer. The case of that computer was painted blue with penguins on it by a friend of mine. That case actually become the case of bruehe later. Currently I do not even remember the naem I gave that box.

Processor: Pentium 1, 166 Mhz
Harddisk: 700 MB + 1 GB SCSI (exchanged the 4 GB IDE HD that came with it)
RAM: around 16 MiB
Graphics card: ATI with 2 MiB
CD-ROM: Single speed SCSI with caddy running at triple speed


* Productive use: ???? - ~2000

eiche.intern.schottelius.org

Then my father gave me his old computer for present, which was named eiche (oak in English), because it has a big-tower case.

Processor:       Intel Pentium IV (mostly running at 80 C)

buche.intern.schottelius.org

buche replaced eiche on 2006-06-10, because the mainboard of eiche had some problems with the Promise ide controller. buche should now be the file and backup server for the persons living in our home.

Processor:     AMD Athlon(tm) Processor, 800Mhz
RAM:           1152MiB
Optical drive: DVD-RAM (CD-RW, DVD+/-R/RW)
NIC:           3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone]
IDE:           2x onboard, 4x on Promise PDC20270 (TX4)
Other:         4x USB2.0, 4xUSB1.1

* Productive use: at least in 2007

dosinux.intern.schottelius.org

Midi tower used for gaming. Name is a combination of "dos on unix", because I used dosbox to run old games on it. The case was bought from Dicks Computer Dienst, with a blue handle.

grauerstar.intern.schottelius.org

Nice workstations from HP, a HP J6000 featured with a HPPA processsor. I was running it with both Debian and Gentoo.

Processor:    Dual PA8600 (PCX-W+), 552 Mhz
HD:           18 GiB SCSI (SCA)
  • Used: ~2006 - ~2008 (unclear)
  • No real productive use, just played around with it.

grauerklon.intern.schottelius.org

Same machine as grauerstar. Just bought two of them, you never know how many HPPAs you need, don't you?

loch.intern.schottelius.org

A fileserver that contains 6x 3.5" HDs.

Embedded

zwerg.schottelius.org

My first embedded device to play around with. Data mostly copied from www.soekris.com:

266 Mhz NSC SC1100 single chip processor
256 Mbyte SDRAM, soldered on board
4 Mbit BIOS/BOOT Flash
CompactFLASH Type I/II socket
UltraDMA-33 interface with 44 pins connector for 2.5" Hard Drive
3 10/100 Mbit Ethernet ports, RJ-45
2 Serial ports, DB9 and 10 pins header
USB 1.1 interface
Power LED, Activity LED, Error LED
Mini-PCI type III socket. (t.ex for optional hardware encryption.)
PCI Slot, right angle 3.3V signaling only, dual PCI slot option planned.
12 bit general purpose I/O, 20 pins header
Temperature and voltage monitor
Hardware watchdog
Board size 5.2" x 5.7"
Power using external power supply is 6-20V DC, max 15 Watt
Option for 5V supply using internal connector
Operating temperature 0-60 °C

katze.schottelius.org

After a flash of lightning, zwerg died and was replaced by katze, a Soekris Net5501. Data again mostly copied and edited from Soekris.com:

500 Mhz AMD Geode LX single chip processor with CS5536 companion chip
512 Mbyte DDR-SDRAM, soldered on board
4 Mbit BIOS/BOOT Flash
CompactFLASH Type I/II socket.
UltraDMA-100 interface with 44 pins connector for 2.5" Hard Drive
Serial ATA 1.0 interface for Hard Drive, with +5V and +12V power header
1-4 VIA VT6105M 10/100 Mbit Auto MDIX Ethernet ports, RJ-45, protected to 700W/40A Surge
2 Serial ports, DB9 and 10 pins internal header
USB 2.0 interface, one internal, one external port
Power LED, Disk LED, Error LED, Network LED's
Mini-PCI type III socket. (for t.ex. hardware encryption or wireless controller)
PCI Slot, right angle 3.3V signaling only, dual PCI slot option
12 bit general purpose I/O, 20 pins header
Temperature and voltage monitor
Hardware watchdog
Board size 6.3" x 6.5"
Power using external power supply is 6-25V DC, max 20 Watt, protected with TVS
Option for 5V supply using internal connector
Operating temperature 0-60 °C