The Planet Holds Server Challenge

(Ping! Zine) – The Planet officially kicked off its Server Challenge competition today at the cPanel Conference in Houston, Texas. Attendees at the conference will be able to to compete twice a day throughout the event to see who can assemble the server the fastest.

The winner will be announced tommorrow and will take home a new iPod Nano.

Here are the details of the contest:

The Goal:
Reassemble our Pentium4 server faster than your SXSW peers and win an ASUS Eee PC Netbook.

The Rules:
1.You may arrange the components as you’d like* before starting.
*Fan, Heat Sink and RAM must be on the table outside of the chassis.
2.You may not be touching any components when time starts.
3.All components must be installed for your time to be recorded.
4.Components can be installed in any order.
5.Components outside the server may only be touched one at a time.
6.You may attempt the build twice.
7.Time will be recorded by a representative from The Planet.
8.The leader board in the booth will reflect the current “time to beat.”

A Successful/Complete Installation:
» Install heat sink, latch both latches
» Plug heat sink into motherboard
» Install fan
» Plug fan into motherboard
» Install two RAM modules (in any of the 4 slots)
» Plug in Hard Drive power cable
» Plug in Hard Drive ribbon cable
» Plug in CD-ROM power cable
» Plug in CD-ROM ribbon cable
» Slide case lid into place