Why am I doing this and what did I get myself into?

I have an extremely loud HP 1U server with 2 Xeon X5650 processors (6C 12 Threads each – 24 total Cores). It is so loud that I have it way down in my basement powered off and when I need to use it, I send it the magic packet over the network to turn it on. Then I immediately turn it off when I’m done. Sometimes I bring it into the office when I need to upgrade the company’s Xen server. My office mates love me when I do this. Basically it is not feasible to use it in a home or office environment, because of the noise it makes.

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