Freeside Hull


Freeside is a team of Hull University students running a Linux cluster

Blog posts

Rising from the ashes (The state of Freeside)

The beginnings. Freeside was started back in 1997 with a decommissioned Sun box and a frustration of the Universities strict single OS network. Over the years Freeside has been very volatile with many people trying to keep it going through out the years. The latest revive was started by a Read more →

Special Delivery!

We received a phone call this morning from a freight company, letting us know they had a delivery for us. We were most excited as a HGV pulled into the courtyard outside Robert Blackburn, containing our package. It looked a little lonely being one of the two (rather small) remaining Read more →

Servers, Coffee, Mugs and more

So this past week has been a rather eventful one. A lot of progress has been made in getting our service online! Firstly, the whole Freeside Cluster was rebuilt over the weekend, due to an issue with our SAN causing huge IO Wait on one of our nodes. It was Read more →

Welcome to Freeside

Welcome! Freeside is a Linux Cluster run by students at the University of Hull. We're currently in the process of rebuilding and upgrading the old infrastructure to replace it with the latest software and some new hardware. We plan to offer a whole range of services to students for free. Read more →