How Fast Can You Build A Server?

The SxSW (South by Southwest) conference is underway in Austin, and the team from The Planet have added some interactivity to the company’s booth on the trade show floor with The Planet Server Challenge. Participants have a deconstructed Pentium4 server sitting on a table in front of them, and the objective is to put it back together as quickly as possible. The fastest server builder at the conference will win an ASUS Eee PC netbook. In this 90 second video, The Planet’s Phil Jackson demonstrates the process.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. john doe

    skill right there! not.

  2. I can build a server in 0 (zero) seconds. But-we order them with the all the desired parts *already* inside the server! So, I guess that's cheating, huh?

  3. UltraBob

    Ha! With those necks straps it is easy to read those shirts as saying "Herpes without capes"

  4. enigma

    dont see many servers like that from hp..... If you were really holding a contest to assemble a machine would you already have the mobo mounted with the cpu installed.... the psu in the case and the hdd and optical drive in the case... i think not