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Old 2004-07-20, 23:32   #1
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Okay, for all of those people here who have farms running PrimeNet or anything else, here's your chance to brag a little. Post pix of your impressive farm here.

I'll get the ball rolling with pix of my currently not-so-impressive one-node farm. Unfortunately all I have right now is a picture of that node; my camera ran out of power after that so I'm recharging the batteries and I'll post some pix of the server and the 'command console' tomorrow.

The server was a Windoze box which was converted to Red Hat Linux 9 for the purpose of running a modded version of LTSP according to Prime Monster's instructions. It runs mprime on a 2GHz Celeron with two HDDs (the second added for backup purposes) and 128MB DDR RAM.

The first node was once the guts of a PC that has been scrapped. AMD Duron 950 OC'd to 1017 with 128MB SDRAM. It boots from a floppy but you can't see the drive in the picture; it's hidden behind the PSU. Boy do I have a lot of pix to take tomorrow...

If the thread gets big enough, maybe I'll compile it all into a webpage with pix and specs like Prime Monster had on his site...
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Old 2004-07-21, 05:14   #2
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Here is a photo of a linux cluster me and a few of my friends threw together.

The machines are powered by AMD 486, intel pentium, AMD K6, AMD K7, intel William P4, and AMD Athlon XP processors. They are all tied together with Cat5 cables and boot with a PXE boot rom(excluding the 486 which didnt have a PCI slot for our pxe nics, so it is a little more complicated). These machines rarely run; we mainly did it to say, "we have 5ghz+ at our disposal! beat that!" It does come in handy when we have alot of video to encode.

The case on the bottem right of the stack isnt part of the cluster. The 6th machine is not in the stack, its on the side to the bottem left.
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Old 2004-08-13, 00:59   #3
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This post and next show my farm (I'm limited to one image per post).

The server is running Red Hat Linux 7.3. All of the nodes (except _800A) are network boots using LTSP (Thanks for the instructions, Prime_Monster!)

_800A is running Windows ME. Not shown in either picture are three more Windows machines: two P4 1.8 GHz desktops and a P4 3.06 GHz laptop.

Total throughput: 33.77 GHz. Running doublechecks in the 10-11M range I'm finishing about 40 exponents per week on this setup.
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Old 2004-08-13, 01:03   #4
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The other half of the farm...
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Old 2004-08-13, 01:28   #5
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Total throughput: 33.77 GHz. Running doublechecks in the 10-11M range I'm finishing about 40 exponents per week on this setup.


Impressive! Wish I had that much computing power!
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Old 2004-08-14, 22:45   #6
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its so shiney and farm like. you are a farmer lol
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Old 2004-10-30, 20:15   #7
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I know theres old thread about this but instead of beating a dead horse. Post your new pics of farms here i want to see them. If you can get 3 or 4 pictures at different angles.

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Old 2004-10-30, 21:10   #8
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This is my farm (8 computers). Front view.
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Old 2004-10-30, 21:13   #9
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Rear view.

Do we have to make a separate post for every image, or is it I who just don't understand how to paste the images into the post?
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Old 2004-10-31, 00:28   #10
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I know theres old thread about this but instead of beating a dead horse. Post your new pics of farms here i want to see them. If you can get 3 or 4 pictures at different angles.
I don't think there's any horse abuse occuring if we just post our farm pictures in the other threads.
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Old 2004-10-31, 01:59   #11
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Do we have to make a separate post for every image, or is it I who just don't understand how to paste the images into the post?
You can LINK to as many as you want but only one attachment is allowed per post.

I'll take/dig up pix of my largely unimpressive farm when I have a minute...
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