LES CyberMonday perfect idling box

LES didn't have a special event for Black Friday, and I thought it's a shame that we are not having some fun, so I am proposing that as a community, we do something fun for CyberMonday!

Everyone is entitled to design their perfect idling boxes that he wishes to buy during CyberMonday. List the specs and what price you are willing to pay for each box (bonus: give it a fun name).

Providers can look at the list and decide if they want to grant the wish. It's a win-win for everybody: customers get a shot at customising what they really want and providers can meet that need with a surprise offer on CyberMonday!

If you think this is a fun idea, just post the write-up of your dream idling box!

Note: Don't be too greedy! If you want it to happen, make sure that you ask for something that the providers can reasonably deliver. :)

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  • tgltgl OG
    edited November 30

    1vCPU (25%)
    512MB RAM
    10GB SSD
    1TB bandwidth
    KVM
    1 IPV4

    Location: Switzerland/Italy/Netherlands

    $12 annual

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  • @tgl said:
    I would like something in Switzerland for $1/month

    Post the specs! Here's a sample:

    1vCPU (15%)
    256MB RAM
    5GB SSD
    0.3TB bandwidth
    KVM/OpenVZ
    Location: Switzerland
    $12 annual

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  • The dentist wish
    64GB RAM ECC4
    2TB NVMe
    Dedicated server
    Location Germany
    70€ monthly+ Free setup
    1Gb

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  • Baby Devil's CyberMonday

    1vCPU (fair share)
    666MB RAM
    6666MB storage
    666GB monthly bandwidth
    6.66€ annually

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  • poisson said: Baby Devil's CyberMonday

    What's that phrase, "the devil makes work for idle VMs"

  • 2vcpu (20%), NVme, gigabit link, say 2 ram and a newish ubuntu image

    Big fan of boxes that I can rebuild fast more than idle tbh.

    (That def totally doesn't have anything to do with my go to troubleshooting strategy being nuke it from orbit)

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  • edited November 30

    1vCPU (AES-NI Enabled)
    512MB RAM
    10GB NVME
    30TB bandwidth or 100Mbps unmetered
    KVM
    Location: any region in usa
    Price: 2.50 USD monthly
    Name: DataChurner

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  • edited November 30

    Dedicated
    4 or more cores
    8GB RAM
    250 GB storage - HDD is OK
    /29 IP
    Location: East USA or Europe
    $15 USD monthly
    "Classic CM" or "Proxmox Pusher"

  • Wow, this is a really interesting idea! Let's design some fancy box :)

    1vCPU
    64MB RAM
    1GB SSD or NVME
    10TB bandwidth or 100Mbps unmetered
    KVM
    1 ipv4 + /64 ipv6
    $2 - $5 annually (the lower the better ;)
    Name: Homunculus

    If ipv4 is too hard under such budget, plz try nat ipv4 + /64 ipv6

    some explain from wikipedia:

    A homunculus is a representation of a small human being. Popularized in sixteenth-century alchemy and nineteenth-century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human. The concept has roots in preformationism as well as earlier folklore and alchemic traditions.

  • Here's mine:
    EU Region
    1-2vCPU
    2GB RAM
    100-200GB HDD
    1TB Bandwidth
    1IPV4
    Price: Gimme some sexy annual deal.
    Name: The old standard

    DOS = HIGH?!?
    I knew it was on something!

  • Take an old server box, stuff in 10TB+ of plain spinning disks, hook it up to a gigabit line, then give me a call.

  • The Inception Hosting €15/y box is a good choice.
    https://inceptionhosting.com/limited-offers.html

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  • I'm aiming for two different things. One is a failover server where I can easily spin up containers (so idle most of the time), and the other is a light-weight front-end for heavy DBs.

    1vCPU (not that important)
    4GB RAM
    15GB HDD (SSD not so important)
    500GB bandwidth
    KVM
    Location: flexible
    $30/yr or €30/yr-ish type of range

    1vCPU (not that important)
    512MB RAM
    5GB SSD (HDD probably OK too)
    250GB bandwidth (less probably OK, more interested in good speed to the back-end)
    KVM/OpenVZ
    Location: NL/DE + UK + Dallas + Los Angeles
    $5-10/yr range depending if KVM or OpenVZ.
    (In fact, if Alpha VPS re-stock their €5/yr special I'd take that for DE + UK, although I'd rather pay a little extra and get KVM.)

  • Let's be honest. Any box is an ideal idling box.

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  • This would have been it.

  • Oops. Talking of idling, I was given a free idler for a month last Cyber Monday as a joke.

    I just logged into it. Still there...

  • @debaser said:

    This would have been it.

    Yeah this. Nothing short of 6 cores and preferably 4GB ram and more

    relentless collector of highest clocked, highest performing KVM/NVMe/Gbit VPSes at the most competitive rates. just to hard idle them. zero knowledge on coding/programming; a mere hobbyist.

  • 1vCPU (AES enabled)
    512MB RAM
    10GB SSD
    1TB bandwidth
    KVM (ovz7 ok if tun/tap AND wireguard enabled)
    1 IPV6 minimum
    BGP default route peering (ipv6 only)

    Location: Canada

    Name: Maple-devil

    The all seeing eye sees everything...

  • aRNoLDaRNoLD OG
    edited December 1

    2/4/vCPU (50%)
    4-8G RAM
    40-60GB SSD
    0.5+TB bandwidth
    KVM/OpenVZ7
    1 IPv4
    Location: JP/US-LA
    $30-40 annual

    NickName: papajohns

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  • notty said: What's that phrase, "the devil makes work for idle VMs"

    An idle brain VM is the workshop of a lazy devil

  • I’m actually still looking for an NVMe VPS to idle the sh*t out of.

    Somewhere in the range of 2 cores, 20GB storage, 2GB RAM. Preferably in NL/UK/FR. My real cyber Monday wish.

  • @aRNoLD said:

    NickName: papajohns

    Why not
    "I'll be back"
    or
    (better still)
    "Hasta La Vista, Baby" ??

    Goes well with the name, no?

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  • WSSWSS OG
    edited December 1

    LEASTER-2017
    64MB RAM
    5G HDD
    1xIPv4
    $0/mo
    (Thanks Virmach)

    $ dmesg | grep -E 'real|avail'&& uname -srmv&&df -h
    real mem  = 66605056 (63MB)
    avail mem = 60071936 (57MB)
    OpenBSD 6.6 TINY#3 i386
    Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
    /dev/sd0a      4.2G    2.3G    1.7G    57%    /
    
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  • uptimeuptime OG
    edited December 1

    @debaser said:
    I’m actually still looking for an NVMe VPS to idle the sh*t out of.

    Somewhere in the range of 2 cores, 20GB storage, 2GB RAM. Preferably in NL/UK/FR. My real cyber Monday wish.

    Pardon me sir but do you have a moment to hear about @liteserver ...? :scream:

    May be a bit pricey for idling (discounted to €6/m for BF/CM) with 8 TB monthly traffic ...

    Let's call it the LS NL NomNomNom PremIdler

    Aka NVME-2G

    - 2 CPU Cores
    - 2 GB RAM
    - 30 GB NVMe SSD Storage
    - 8 TB bandwidth / month
    

    And might also keep an eye on HostDoc and Inception for possible deals in the UK

    Happy hunting!

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  • @vyas said:

    @aRNoLD said:

    NickName: papajohns

    Why not
    "I'll be back"
    or
    (better still)
    "Hasta La Vista, Baby" ??

    Goes well with the name, no?

    Well, in the latest Dark Fate, it is "I won't be back":(

  • debaserdebaser OG
    edited December 2

    @uptime said:
    And might also keep an eye on HostDoc and Inception for possible deals in the UK

    The good doctor @HostDoc prescribed just what I needed. Now to find out what will get Doubled Up....

    -------------------------------------------------
     nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
     benchmark timestamp:    2019-12-02 12:31:16 UTC
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2136 CPU @ 3.30GHz
    CPU cores:    2
    Frequency:    3311.958 MHz
    RAM:          1.9G
    Swap:         1.0G
    Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0-22-generic x86_64
    
    Disks:
    vda     15G  HDD
    
    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
        2.212 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
        3.756 seconds
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
        0.693 seconds
    
    ioping: seek rate
        min/avg/max/mdev = 54.0 us / 140.5 us / 4.67 ms / 86.7 us
    ioping: sequential read speed
        generated 25.1 k requests in 5.00 s, 6.12 GiB, 5.01 k iops, 1.22 GiB/s
    
    dd: sequential write speed
        1st run:    1525.88 MiB/s
        2nd run:    1335.14 MiB/s
        3rd run:    1335.14 MiB/s
        average:    1398.72 MiB/s
    
    IPv4 speedtests
        your IPv4:    51.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx
    
        Cachefly CDN:         77.40 MiB/s
        Leaseweb (NL):        228.15 MiB/s
        Softlayer DAL (US):   17.41 MiB/s
        Online.net (FR):      279.67 MiB/s
        OVH BHS (CA):         29.51 MiB/s
    
    No IPv6 connectivity detected
    -------------------------------------------------
    

    Edit: and of course it's over 9000

    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14990125

  • Doubled up to 4 gigs of RAM. Was secretly hoping for double storage, but quite happy with this too!

  • @cam's $1/yr NAT is my choice now
    or VirMach's also $1/yr (couldn't get this one though)

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  • vyasvyas OG
    edited December 3

    @Ouji said:
    @cam's $1/yr NAT is my choice now
    or VirMach's also $1/yr (couldn't get this one though)

    Likewise @cam 's

    Planning to put one a one page site screaming, "hey look I'm running on a $1 /yr VPS"
    Nah too much work. Will let it idle

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  • edited December 3

    the avoro special, 2 dedi vcore, 6GB ram. >2GBPS inbound.

    excluding VAT and 10% discount code works out to be EUR 2,64 / mth.

    They outdid themselves (4 eur last year on xmas)

    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14992057

    decent so far, noice

    relentless collector of highest clocked, highest performing KVM/NVMe/Gbit VPSes at the most competitive rates. just to hard idle them. zero knowledge on coding/programming; a mere hobbyist.

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