At NTEN, the nonprofit tech conference, last year I met a developer who was really exited. One of the vendors on the floor was giving away Pentium 3 processors, and he had a box that could use an extra boost.
Me, I never touch hardware anymore. In fact, I don’t really know how many servers we’ve got – or where they are. Amazon knows. About six months ago we switched all our production servers to Amazon’s EC2 cloud infrastructure.
As for how we moved to Amazon – and why we did it – check out this set of slides: