Just like most folks in the tech industry, I take pride in the tools of my trade. Below you’ll find a deep dive into my various machines, their uses, and how they’re configured.

boomboxx

boomboxx is the workhorse of the house. It’s a monster machine that allows me to do just about anything I need to. I use this machine primarily for work but sometimes use it for personal projects as well.

Specs

  • Boxx Apexx T4 Everest
  • AMD Threadripper PRO 3975WX 32-Cores @ 4.2GHz
  • 512GB memory
  • (6) Micron 1.92TB NVMe
  • (2) NVIDIA A6000 GPUs
  • NVIDIA BlueField-2 100G DPU

Software

configuration

  • Ubuntu 20.04 (I had to switch from NixOS to Ubuntu to have more solid support for development on NVIDIA BlueField-2 - my dayjob)

maracapants

maracapants is my personal laptop that gets used for lots of random projects. It’s most likely going to be replaced in the next year or so.

Specs

  • Lenovo T480S
  • 24GB Memory
  • 1TB NVMe

Software

configuration

  • NixOS
  • i3wm
  • Amnesia-tic Encrypted ZFS Filesystem

goofynewton

goofynewton is our family QNAP. It runs Plex, Sonarr, Radarr, NZBGet, all of our backups, etc. It’s extremely important in our house. Critical data is backed up off-site using BorgBase.

Specs

  • QNAP TS-873A
  • 64GB Memory
  • (2) 500GB NVMe
  • (2) 2TB SSD (will be replaced with 2*14TB HDDs to expand storage)
  • (6) 14TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD

Software

configuration

Today it runs QNAP QTS, but will be migrated over to NixOS in the near future. It will follow my Amnesia-tic Encrypted ZFS Filesystem design with remote SSH unlock capabilities.

  • NixOS
  • Amnesia-tic Encrypted ZFS Filesystem

wkennedy-mlt

This machine has a super-fun name, what can I say, it’s managed by NVIDIA IT.

Specs

  • 16” MacBook Pro M1 Pro
  • M1 Pro
  • 16GB Memory
  • 1TB NVMe

Software

This machine is currently not managed via Nix, but I’ve got some plans to put together a Nix config for it.

goofycalahan

goofycalahan is going to be our secondary replication target for our NAS. Any important or key information will be replicated offsite to a friend’s house.