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usa2k
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[FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

Thanks to all for their support!


MstrBlstr
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$1173.96 + shipping Total

$586.98 + shipping each

A substantial investment for the FP. Thoughts on enclosing these in cases?

The deals from Frys can save money, but you lose in quality what you gain in savings. Thoughts?


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The package that appears in usa2k See Profile's post is the package that was discussed in the board thread that lead up to the membership vote.

The only additional item is the power supply, at real cost.

»[FP] Board Only Thread re: The Purchase of Two New Blades


The membership vote closed on January 3, 2007.

»[FP] All Members: Result of Vote for New Equipment


That vote was the result of a number of threads debating and re-debating the good, the bad, and the ugly of buying/not buying new hardware.

Basically, at this point, the BOD will be purchasing two new blades, with the above configuration. Respectfully, I believe that the time for debate is pretty well ended.

Unless someone has a reason to believe that there is a flaw in any of the chosen hardware, it would seem sensible to move forward, as we could debate configuration particulars forever, and go nowhere.
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Sorry, my bad. I thought that was a question, not a statement.

I saw Wish list de···ails.pdf, and just assumed that it was a discussion thread. Didn't interpret anything as being definitely what was going to be ordered.

I think the selections are quite suitable, so no argument from me there.

Cases, OTOH, might be a good idea considering the investment. But that depends if the OP has the room for a case, and could always be added at a later date.

Again, I apologize for misunderstanding.


usa2k
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Sorry if the NewEgg.com tool name sounded like a question.
This should be the final assembly.


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Thank you all for moving in a positive direction!
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usa2k
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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

And the BoD has authorized me, (usa2k) to process the purchase.
Details as available, but we are still on the move!

(Just back from Florida today. Wish I was still there )


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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

The package(s) came today
I meant to bring my camera home from work,
but I don't have the patience to wait another day!

Stay tuned!


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Re: [FP] FYI: The install of the two Core 2 Duo blades on LINUX

Oh the joy of bleeding edge, or somewhere there-abouts.

The net boot loads, but then whines about not finding www.stanford.edu and dies there.

I need to do a new LINUX install DVD to try a newer distro than the ones I've burned. They see the DVD until the OS is loaded.

Interesting blog here »blog.wolfman.com/articles/2006/1···duo-mobo

Gotta run for a while ..........

»www.jmicron.com/Support_FAQ.html

»forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=426748
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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

Well, ..... a crazy out of the blue test had the first core duo crunching two clients using my old standard PXE boot.

I enabled the onboard ethernet with netboot.
I left a PCI ethernet card installed - both on my network.
The system loads from the onboard ethernet,
then must use the PCI ethernet once running.

Obviously, except for a network driver, PXE could have been running from the get-go!

downloaddmesg.txt 12352 bytes
boot up info


Looking closer, its running 2.6.17 kernel.
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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades




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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

Catch-22

The board was assigned 192.168.0.107 on PXE boot

The board grabs 192.168.0.8 on the PCI ethernet card.
Those stats never backed up that I could tell, so any power cycle, and its gone.

I set the network so the 2nd ethernet also gets 192.168.0.107
Time will tell if that fools the TFTP process so backups happen.

EDIT: BTW MstrBlstr See Profile the above pic in that earlier post has the http monitoring working. It seemed to be case sensitive for the file names.

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Good news, the work is getting backed up proper now




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9% COMPLETE


usa2k
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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades



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So are you ready to fire up the second one yet?
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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

I was having issues with the network, playing/testing things.
I think I'm finally settled, and have enough ethernet connections, and to get it up and still keep a close eye on the first one. (no basement yet!)

. . . . . likely tomorrow . . . . .

BTW - I was playing with my AMD64 and it is temporarily crunching from net boot at a TH_Foldinator too. (doing a p2905)
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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

Success




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WooHoo!!! Way to go!!! Three Cheers for USA2K!!!

I miss my gif archives.

Edit -- Actually, I should add well done EVERYONE!!! It was a well planned, and executed, effort by all.

Be proud, be very proud.


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Click for full size
downloadconroe_core_duo.pdf 719,670 bytes
I had said I would get some pics of the setup, but that continually worked against me. First I had to remember the camera. Then I discovered my USB card reader was bad. Then I for got the camera again (it comes in handy at work!), then it was home but the SD card was in the reader at work. Then I misplaced the camera at home somewhere, and thought it was at work! For a while I was afraid the camera was lost.

Once I located the camera a home (!) I had thought I lost the SD card (!!)

Long story short, I brought the camera home and was considering dropping by Sam's Club for a SD stick - but I found the memory! (And you all trust me with all this equipment! well ... most do ... until now.)

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HI-FIVE!



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Re: [FP] Every Helixer who donated or not should be proud.

said by MstrBlstr:

... well done EVERYONE!!!
It was a well planned, and executed, effort by all.

...
Thanks Steve.

EVERYONE to me starts with our family, TEAM HELIX.

Without the team, where would all the encouragement and bright minds be found?

Those who have rallied with donations, advice, and support are what allows TH_Foldinator to accomplish anything. Just one of these cores is faster than any AMD or Pentium D we've yet purchased for the Foldinator Project.

And if we get enough continued donations, ... we have PCI-E x16 motherboards now (Hint, hint, ...)
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Re: [FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

Not bad!!
for an Intel.
MORE BOXEN!!!!!
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usa2k
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Re: [FP] Every Helixer who donated or not should be proud.

Some energy thoughts if we all had core duo ...

156 watts burning for the two core duo PCs.

So,
78 watts for each core duo mother board
60 watts on an AMD2600

COMPARATIVELY
2400ppw for 78watts Core duo 2400/78=30.8 points per watt per week
0750ppw for 60watts AMD2600 750/60=12.5 points per watt per week.

For the same watts burning,
you get 2.5 times the output
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usa2k
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More power experiments

I tried running A Power 400W on F2-10/F2-11
and the overall wattage is around 172 watts for the two dual core
It was 156 watts consistent before, so one power supply change added 16 watts.

Instead of 78 watts the blade now is 94 watts, or 20% more.
I guess you get what you pay for.
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