I'm always willing to talk about computers, it usually a problem finding someone who wants to listen
If you look at the bottom shelf of the server rack the big black double-wide Antec full-tower case (Dark1) is the primary Windwos 2K3 domain controller / file server. It's running a dual-processor mobo, a six drive (80GB each) 400GB RAID 5 array and a Cheetah SCSI OS drive and serves as the fiber bridge to the copper switch. That array can easily max out the fiber bandwidth *grin*
The next white Antec full-tower case (Primitive) is the secondary 2K3 domain controller / SQL server / backup image server / update server. It's running a four drive (60GB each) 120GB RAID 1 array for secure storage and backups.
The next black Antec mid-tower case (Pagan) is the internal game server running XP and a two drive (120GB each) 240GB RAID 0 array. No real need for it but the drives were just sitting around, so what the hell.
The next shorter box is an extra just sitting there in case we need to throw something on it. I think someone left it at the place. Can't really remember.
The identical boxes on the middle shelf are all DMZ servers. The left box (FW1) is the firewall box running Checkpoint FW1 (shhh . . . I didn't say that). I love Checkpoint. Makes me sort of want to post my IP on the 2600 forums with a note saying "Bring it 1uz3rz"
The second box (Sketchy) is the Exchange 2K3 server. I'm still new to Exchange but it integrates well with a Windows 2K3 domain architecture and I'm beginning to really like it.
The third box (Bulletcatcher) is the OpenBSD DMZ web server. Totally nukeproof. If you've ever used OpenBSD you know what I'm talking about. 'Secure by Default'. My roommate put it together - I don't really know a lot about any of the flavors of BSD, but for the low-end hardware it's running it still shows some good speed and, to the best of my knowledge, is virtually unhackable.
And the stack of Compaq boxes on the top aren't running anything right now. I bought them from a hospital for $10 a piece with the idea of putting them into a Beowulf cluster but the damn drives are so small (<2GB each) and Compaq has this ass-backward method of storing the mobo BIOS on a custom partition on the hard drive (don't ask me why - total pain in the ass) so I can't easily reformat the hard drives to put a new OS (some flavor of Linux) on them. I'm still working on it though.
There are three other systems throughout the house that are all connected in to the fiber switch for gaming and speedy file transfer / video-streaming purposes. Unfortunately the Cisco 2924 switch is dying a slow death of port rot. If you look at the pic of the switch stack you can see several port lights lit up in the emergency orange color with nothing plugged into them - dead ports. Just need to get another one and throw this one out.
Well I'll bet that's enough geeking out for you. Thanks for asking