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by AZBrandon
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Series Number - Panaflo 92 mm case fan for Dell Dimesnion ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4116

I ordered a Panaflo for my Dell and once it arrived I got to work trying to remove the old stock NMB fan from the Dell fan shroud. Even with drilling out one of the believed mount points with an electric drill, I can't seem to figure out how they've secured the fan to the shroud. I'm starting to thi...
by AZBrandon
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Quiet Diskless Folding@Home
Replies: 44
Views: 15979

haysdb wrote:The dimensions of the box are 33(W)x11(D)x15(H) - just over 3 cubic feet. If there is a smaller 7 node farm anywhere, I'd like to see it. :D

David
That's quite impressive! So about how many of your PPW are accounted for by the farm?
by AZBrandon
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 72708

I ordered another P4 earlier this week, so depending on when it shows up and how quickly I can get an OS thrown on it and plug it into my hub, that should produce a few more silent team points... Maybe I should order another one and have it overnighted? :wink:
by AZBrandon
Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Quiet Diskless Folding@Home
Replies: 44
Views: 15979

That's very impressive.. assuming you go the existing server route, it looks like that cuts $500 from your estimate, bringing the total cost for a 7-node blade cluster to $1700, or about $243 per node. Do you have any pictures, or measured dimentions of your blade enclosure? Also, have you measured ...
by AZBrandon
Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Quiet Diskless Folding@Home
Replies: 44
Views: 15979

Despite the often rocky path, diskless blade farms are a viable option, especially with the proper selection of components. The cost is dramatically less than complete systems, day to day maintenance is less, and the amount of space used is much less than individual machines. There are downsides to...
by AZBrandon
Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power do you really need anyways?
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

I believe MikeC wrote something about how power supply efficiency drops as it's temperature rises, so that may be a consideration. I did a quick look around but can't figure out where he wrote that. Using a Kill-A-Watt on my own PC's I'll also usually see a spike upon first powering up the system; t...
by AZBrandon
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Crucial Memory Prices +25%
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

OK, I'll bite. What WAS the price of 512MB of memory 3 years ago? A bit more than $113, I'm guessing. Not sure what anyone else was paying, but about 2 or 3 years ago I paid $93 per 256 meg DIMM from newegg.com, which is usually among the cheapest. That works out to $186 for 512mb. I too had an AMD...
by AZBrandon
Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 58121

Tried all 4 tests at 2 minutes each. The Strategic Alliance one was certainly the easiest for me to type out. The huck finn one had all sorts of bad grammar and non-words "ain't?" and the Finland thing had bizzare stuff like spelling center as centre and whatever. Anyway, scored 96wpm with 2 errors ...
by AZBrandon
Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Graphical Production Comparison - SPCR vs KWSN
Replies: 32
Views: 13655

It's N20, not NO2 actually. Anyway, nitrous isn't actually flamable, it simply provides oxygen for an existing fuel source. If you were bored, you could just put the N2O under water and open the valve up and let it empty out into the water. This way you have cooling via the bottle as well as the gas...
by AZBrandon
Mon Mar 22, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 72708

wgragg wrote:Well, since I have 42 processors running, I'm not about to check them all.
Maybe this was answered elsewhere and I couldn't find it, but what is the type/speed of the majority of your processors?
by AZBrandon
Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Any experience or feedback on Cappuccino Expando E5 fanless?
Replies: 0
Views: 2520

Any experience or feedback on Cappuccino Expando E5 fanless?

Howdy, I'm looking to replace my extremely physically large and somewhat noisy P166 linux system with something much smaller and quieter. Poking around with google I found the CappuccinoPC web site. It looks like they have a machine known as the Expando E5 Fanless PC which would probably fit the bil...