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elrado1
07-06-2003, 11:49 AM
Here are some interesting links for anyone interested in building a DC Farm:

Setting up a Distributed Computing Farm (http://www.nelliott.demon.co.uk/distributed/)

The Prime Monster (http://ws9.jobnegotiator.com/index.html)

Both of the following are from Overclockers Forums: Linux farm for Folding (http://forum.oc-forums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=122568) & One PSU for 2 Mobos (http://forum.oc-forums.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=155371)

I have others and will add them whenever I get the time. :devil:

20030711 Update: This is a great FAQ site with lots of info. [email protected] FAQ (http://setifaq.org/faq.html)

20030712 Update: Try one of the following for remote control of computers, using free software, and possibly avoiding the cost of a KVM Switch (http://www.raritan.com/public/catalog/buildingblock_landing.aspx?bbid=1). These are courtesy of kane2g (http://forums.tweaktown.com/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&find=lastposter&threadid=11438) and minibubba (http://forums.tweaktown.com/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&find=lastposter&threadid=6716) respectively:
RealVNC (http://www.realvnc.com/) or TightVNC (http://www.tightvnc.com/)

20030930 Update (Some of this stuff is kind of old):
Welcome to JE2BWM's [email protected] analyser html pages (http://je2bwm.at.infoseek.co.jp/)
Netboot (http://netboot.sourceforge.net/english/introduction.html)
Linux Terminal Server Project - Documentation (http://www.ltsp.org/documentation/index.php)
Configuring Windows 2000 for Etherboot (http://diet-pc.sourceforge.net/windows/etherboot-w2k.html)

This is for [email protected] people (from Team Phoenix Rising):
Mr Mincer's Ultimate Sticky Reincarnate (http://forums.teamphoenixrising.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94)

Another [email protected] reference (from Overclockers UK): The Greatest Sticky in the Known Universe (http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100505)

VinnieVen
07-06-2003, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the education... that bit about the 2 mobos for 1 psu is a bit sketchy to me, just can;t get that through my head as being safe...

elrado1
07-07-2003, 03:11 AM
Thanks for the analysis. I have not actually reviewed it, since I had just found it. The fellow did seem to get it to work though. :?:

VinnieVen
07-07-2003, 03:12 AM
I'm sure it works just fine, it just dosent sit right with me.

elrado1
07-07-2003, 03:16 AM
I know what you mean. I read one "how-to" about bridging two PSU's in one case, but it seemed very tricky to me. But that's not hard, since I don't have much of an electronics background. Wish I did, though. :flames:

waynebot
10-01-2003, 05:09 AM
tightVNC is a very good program. iv been using it for about 3 mounths and like it.

i like the netboot systems that use a normal box for a server and stripped down clients or blades. these blades are nothing more than a mobo, cpu,ram,and a psu.no video,auido,mouse,keyboard,monitor,hdd,floppy,or cdrom. then they use bootroms on the nic to boot off the server. i dont completly understand how it all works cause im linux stupid, but the blades could be built for under $200 each and thats with a xp2500. its got me thinking.:thumb:

:cheers:

elrado1
10-01-2003, 06:11 AM
I recommend using an all-in-one mobo solution. That way you can avoid the NICs and the bootroms.

kane2g
10-01-2003, 03:12 PM
The best solution is to find a mobo that is able to boot of the network. Cuz getting the Bootroms and NICs is gonna add up quick. they are kinda expensive, or maybe Im just too cheap :laugh:

waynebot
10-03-2003, 02:19 PM
Here's a link to ClusterKnoppix (http://bofh.be/clusterknoppix/about.htm) Knoppix is a GNU/Linux distribution that boots and runs completely from cd. It runs a complete linux distribution based on Debian, of recent linux software and desktop enviroments, with programs such as OpenOffice.org, Abiword, The Gimp, Konqueror, Mozilla, and hundreds more quality open source programs, compressed from 1.7GB to fit on a 700MB CD. It's default windowing enviroment is KDE.

The motherboard im looking at now is a MSI KM2M Combo-L. It has everthing on it, is cheap $62, will take a XP3000, and is Micro ATX in size. Ill be getting a 16 port switch next week. Im going with 4 mobo's per level and 4 levels. On top ill put the monitor, keyboard,mouse, and the switch. I can do this! My goal 1000+ points a day.:devil win

:cheers:

CheeZmonZter
10-04-2003, 01:09 AM
ok here is one that i have used, there is a lot of info for people that are interested in doing diskless clusters. here (http://www.nelliott.demon.co.uk/distributed/)

kane2g
10-04-2003, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by waynebot
My goal 1000+ points a day.
For a second there I forgot that you do [email protected], and thought 1000WUs/Day!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

minibubba
10-04-2003, 09:56 PM
that would still be a very impressive feat since we rarely do 1000+ pts/day as a team :)

waynebot
10-04-2003, 11:35 PM
I have 3 rigs now that average 200 points a day, so 5 times that is what im looking for :thumb:
Still doing lots of research,having problems with my new burnner, cant seem to get the ISO burned to disk so i ordered a copy from Discount Linux CD's (http://www.edmunds-enterprises.com/linux/index.php) for $2.49, be here next week.:cheers:

:cheers:

waynebot
10-06-2003, 03:33 PM
[email protected] & Linux, here's a install guide (http://www.vendomar.ee/%7Eivo/FAHLinux.txt) for linux :thumb:

And here's one for GAHnix (http://www.dnaresearch.com.au/gahnix.shtml) a distro for DC computing

:cheers:

kane2g
11-06-2003, 04:05 PM
I found a link with mucho SETI info. Its in FAQ form, so if you think you got a question.....
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/seti/at-home/questions/
Sorry they didnt have one for [email protected] :(

elrado1
11-20-2003, 05:20 AM
I recently found this [email protected] Guide (http://www.theskirrid.co.uk/seti.htm), while researching something else.

There is a line in there "...and set the 24hr clock check box too if you prefer your time notation in a form confusing to americans." I love it! Makes me think of one of my favorite songs by the British rock group The Clash. Entitled "I'm So Bored with the USA." I'll bet no one has had the guts to air it on radio, here in the US, since September 11, 2001. I'm sure there aren't too many Americans who get the point.

minibubba
11-20-2003, 05:51 AM
people seem to have some very odd perceptions of us americans :cantfocus

kane2g
11-20-2003, 05:57 AM
You mean you DONT have that checked on? :confused:
I always had that thing.
BTW the only americans that wouldnt be confused were the miltary people as its called MilitaryTime here:shrug:
Anyway, its15.50 here and i need to upload some WUs :laugh:

minibubba
11-20-2003, 06:01 AM
I'm not mililtary, and I've never had a problem with it. It makes more sense than the 12-hr format. Same is true for the metric system. Just because it might be the standard here doesn't mean we all abide by it. This is an awfully big country to be making assumptions. :)

kane2g
11-20-2003, 06:19 AM
my appologies. I shouldnt have said "only" but "average joe sixpack"

elrado1
12-06-2003, 07:18 AM
I've seen screenys like the one below used by the [email protected] team members, but I could not find the source. So I decided to dig into it and finally found it at: Folding @ Home Stats (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/).

There is another Team stats page at: [email protected] (http://www.foldingatwork.com/index.jsp), but it is a bit limited. IMO.

minibubba
12-06-2003, 07:49 AM
I've seen screenys like the one below used by the [email protected] team members, but I could not find the source. So I decided to dig into it and finally found it at: Folding @ Home Stats (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/).

There is another Team stats page at: [email protected] (http://www.foldingatwork.com/index.jsp), but it is a bit limited. IMO. yes, us folding guys are all too familiar with those sites :)

btw, you know you could have asked, I'd willingly part with the url's

:cheers:

elrado1
12-06-2003, 09:34 AM
yes, us folding guys are all too familiar with those sites :)

btw, you know you could have asked, I'd willingly part with the url's

:cheers: Oh no, that would have been too easy. You know, the hunt is half the fun. You never know what you might learn along the way. Kind of like looking up a word in the dictionary. I often learn 3 or 4 new words on the way to finding the one I meant to look up. :wave:

minibubba
12-06-2003, 09:48 AM
fair enough, too bad more people are not like that :)

elrado1
12-06-2003, 10:10 AM
I know. I've seen a lot of "Please do a search before starting a thread like this. This question has been answered several times already." or some such statement as that. : omg:

waynebot
02-03-2004, 10:59 AM
Here's a shot of my monster, 3 layers tall, runs Overclockix for the OS. I used 6-32 threaded rod,nuts, and plastic washers. 3 in a stack and 3 in box's for now.:cool::cheers:

waynebot
02-03-2004, 11:51 AM
Oyerclockix (http://overclockix.octeams.com/) live CD.
He's working on 2 new ISO's. The first is going to be Jollix, a Gentoo based LIVE cd, then a Knoppix 3.4(with the new kernel, jollix also)

the Knoppix cd should be good for PXE netboot, ill keep ya posted.

minibubba
02-03-2004, 12:00 PM
very nice waynebot, very nice indeed :D

elrado1
02-04-2004, 10:32 AM
Here's a shot of my monster, 3 layers tall, runs Overclockix for the OS. I used 6-32 threaded rod,nuts, and plastic washers. 3 in a stack and 3 in box's for now.:cool::cheers: Ah. now I can see the pics. Looks good waynebot. What are the specs on the monster? Is this a diskless-boot? Do you really need the opticals? What mobo's, cpu's, mem, os? That kind of thing. Thanks.

waynebot
02-04-2004, 02:33 PM
Yeah, hey no problem, specs:

Motherboard= MSI KM4M-L x3
Ram= Kingston 333, 256mb x3
CPU= XP2500 x1, XP2800 x2
CDRom= Liteon 52x x2, used slower x? x1
PSU= no name 300w x3
OS= Overclockix Live CD
UPS= APU back-up 470w
KVM= Zonet 4 port x1, Belkin 2 port

Im not using netboot yet, i have the hardware, the mobo's have the boot ROM's, and the software is out there but i dont have the know-how to make it all work yet. That new ClusterKnoppix ISO may be just what im looking for whenever its ready.

I like to use a KVM because i can go into the BIOS if i need to and i can check and see if anything is locked-up and stuff.

The UPS is because no hdd, so if they go off they get wiped out.
:cheers:

elrado1
02-08-2004, 08:33 AM
Thanks for the info. Glad to see Micro-ATX all-in-one boards being put to use.

I hear ya on the netboot. That's a bit over my head as is Linux for the time being. Someday I'll fine the time to experiment with that. :geek:

wizard james
02-26-2004, 07:43 AM
well i dont relly look much around this site tell i thought about some other site that i fold for and wanted to see if this site folds too.

well it does and thats good.

i am from mostly overclockers forums (http://www.ocforums.com)

they have a large overclocking (if u have not guessed) group that folds.

they have a few teams there ..ones seti and the other is [email protected]

well anyways i saw a few links there from the site posted on here.


theres alot of upgraded things too. theres also a few one-click installs for a single cpu, ht cpus, smp, and dule hts,

all are one click so if u want more info i can give you the links for the people who got xeons runin that want to fold....all u got to do is change the clint.cfg abit and hit the .exe and it works....

anyways good to see you people fold..

and btw who can i talk to about how the post design is setup...i find it hard to type in a little 4" space and it takes forever with the smilies to load.

Leganfuh
09-07-2008, 12:15 AM
This is an old picture of my Farm showing 16 Dell Vostro 400's 2.4 Quad Core, Windows Vista, the count is now 20. :thumbsup:

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn41/Leganfuh/Army-1002.jpg

Lsdmeasap
09-07-2008, 01:46 PM
Damn!

neetugarg37
02-02-2009, 06:30 PM
hi, thanks for giving its knowledge i am sure that that it properly worked.
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