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introduction

£4,000. If you want to get someone's attention, show them the money. I spent about £3,000 on my mini-data center (AKA my shed) and £1,000 on the LIC (Larg's Internet Cluster).

This is a summary of all the cash I spent getting the LIC to work. Part of the money was spent on the LIC hardware and some on the LIC building. Nothing was spent on software. It's all open source.

what it is

from pick a suitable building

LIC shopping list: pick a suitable building
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
concrete slab
1
200
200
shed
1
1300
1300
shed erection
1
150
150
 
total
1650

from secure the room

LIC shopping list: secure the room
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
padlock
1
10
10
carriage bolt M4
10
0.50
5
washer
10
0.10
1
lock nut
10
0.20
2
nut
2
0.10
0.20
paper tape
1
2
2
cross-cut flat smooth hand file
1
7
36
small round riffler file
1
3
3
screwdriver
1
3
3
drill
1
30
30
pack of HSS (High Speed Steel) drill bits
1
10
10
styrene sheet 2ft x 2ft
6
6
36
steel strap
3
5
15
hacksaw and blades
1
10
10
oil
1
3
3
spanner 7mm
1
5
5
vice
1
30
30
IP camera
1
150
150
   
total
351

from power the room

LIC shopping list: power the room
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
25 metres of 30 amp armoured cable
1
75
75
electrician
1
450
450
   
total
525

from insulate the shed

LIC shopping list: insulate the shed
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
draught excluder
1
5
5
rigid clear plastic sheet
1
30
30
rigid foam insulation
10
25
250
 
total
285

from air condition the room

LIC shopping list: air condition the room
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
thermometer
1
5
5
convection heater
1
25
25
desk fan
1
25
25
 
total
55

from detect and suppress fires

LIC shopping list: detect and suppress fires
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
fire blanket
1
15
15
fire extinguisher
1
40
40
fire alarm
1
10
10
 
total
65

from create a rack

LIC shopping list: create a rack
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
metal shelf
2
30
60
shelf support metal angle bracket
2
1
2
wood bar for wall struts - 500 x 25 x 25mm
2
0.50
1
wood bar for cable run - 860 x 21 x 21mm
9
0.5
4.50
long wood screws - 8 gauge x 40mm
10
0.10
1
short wood screws - 6 gauge x 17mm
10
0.10
1
garden ties - 6" x 100 pack
1
2
2
 
total
71.50

from buy PC things

LIC shopping list: buy PC things
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
IBM PC base unit with at least 3 PCI slots
3
30
90
IBM PC base unit with at least 2 PCI slots
4
30
120
 
total
210

from buy KVM things

LIC shopping list: buy KVM things
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
8 port KVM switch
3
10
30
two meter KVM cable
8
8
64
keyboard
3
0
0
CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) video monitor
3
10
30
mouse
3
0
0
 
total
124

from buy ethernet things

LIC shopping list: buy ethernet things
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
8 port ethernet switch
3
30
90
2m red network cable
20
1
20
2m blue network cable
20
1
20
2m cross-over network cable
3
1
3
2m grey network cable
20
1
20
NIC (Network Interface Card)
15
8
120
RJ45 crimp tool
1
22.00
22.00
network cable tester
1
20.00
20.00
FCC68 modular plugs
1
1.00
1.00
 
total
316

from buy power things

LIC shopping list: buy power things
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
6 gang extension lead with 2m cable
6
4
24
3 amp fuse - 10 pack
3
3
9
IEC power cable
10
1.50
15
APC SmartUPS 1000 (model SU1000INET)
3
40
120
APC SmartUPS 700 (model DL700I)
1
30
30
battery replacement for DL700I
1
35
35
9 pin D-SUB male connector for UPS data cable
1
2
2
9 pin D-SUB female connector
1
2
2
1 metre serial cable
1
5
5
 
total
242