I’m going to setup a Eucalyptus cloud on my HP ML115 G5. I have installed a additional 160GB S-ATA harddisk.
* install Ubuntu 9.10 with Eucalyptus Node Controller on ML115
* install Ubuntu 9.10 in a Virtual Machine on my laptop or MacMini including Eucalyptus (Cloud Controller, Walrus etc)
* download an install 1 virtual machine
* start the virtual machine and install a webserver in it
I think this should be enough for 1 weekend and I have some time left for my Girlfriend :-)