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  1. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    or - drop the number of nodes until they can find homes - if it's on a vlan, then the nodes can sit anywhere really.
  2. X-13's Avatar
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    I'm thinking of making a "twin towers" set up. The nodes will be stacked in 2 piles of 5, as they're meant to be horizontal it'll be stable. [No leaning tower of server.]

    There will be just over the width of one computer between the towers. With the switch and controller in between. The controller is a vertical desktop, with all fans at the back and no vents on either side.

    However... I still don't have the space for it. I'm thinking this project will fail before it even gets properly started.
  3. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    oh and pics please
  4. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    Heat can be an issue with clusters build in the DIY way - make sure that there is enough room capacity to dissipate the heat and enough airflow. Also make sure that one exhaust doesn't become the next's air supply as that's not good.
  5. X-13's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta
    Surely it'll be much cooler to build a set of shelves to have them all blinking away like some monstrous piece of wall art... then have the power strips mounted down one side and the network ports down the other like some crazed DIY server rack.

    Added points for building it out of aluminium and having a T-1000 skull mounted somewhere.

    That's stage... 6?
  6. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Surely it'll be much cooler to build a set of shelves to have them all blinking away like some monstrous piece of wall art... then have the power strips mounted down one side and the network ports down the other like some crazed DIY server rack.

    Added points for building it out of aluminium and having a T-1000 skull mounted somewhere.
  7. X-13's Avatar
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    Some people have more money than sense.

    Even more so, if it isn't their money.
  8. FN-GM's Avatar
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    How do you prevent the connection bar appearing for those few seconds even if you have set it to not show? Also there is a box that shows saying connecting and the user has the option to cancel this. How did you deal with that?

    Thanks
  9. X-13's Avatar
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    The planning stage of PROJECT BORG starts on Monday.

    I've been looking into Beowolf clusters and it seems like that's where I'm heading.
  10. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    hey there - do research on beowulf clusters - i used to be a member of their mailing list and discussed lots of things on there relating to what you're trying to do. I think there is an premade linux distro for making a beowulf cluster (computers connected by lan).

    Will be interested to hear alot about this!
  11. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    This reads more like an adventure log than a guide for work... It's awesome.

    I was waiting for "The goblins will swarm you. Stay calm, they'll be scared off by the swearing when things go wrong. And they WILL go wrong."
    Unfortunately I think the gremlins are included as part of the standard HP support package, and no amount of shouting can scare them off.

    It's like the famous episode of the Twilight Zone, except instead of watching it rip an engine off through an airplane window, I'm watching it tangle my cables up while I'm trapped the wrong side of the rack.

    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson
    Great blog post. Enjoyed reading that - please keep updated :-) (if you are not too busy and your fingers are not bleeding).

    Gareth
    I don't know about fingers, but my brain is certainly bleeding through my ears at the moment. I think it's getting a head start on the 40 mile journey home. I don't blame it
  12. garethedmondson's Avatar
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    Great blog post. Enjoyed reading that - please keep updated :-) (if you are not too busy and your fingers are not bleeding).

    Gareth
  13. X-13's Avatar
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    This reads more like an adventure log than a guide for work... It's awesome.

    I was waiting for "The goblins will swarm you. Stay calm, they'll be scared off by the swearing when things go wrong. And they WILL go wrong."
  14. X-13's Avatar
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    *High-5*

    Also, this is my blog. I make the rules.

    And the rules are... Whatever I make up at any point in time, which may or may not make sense and/or conflict with other rules.
  15. Little-Miss's Avatar
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    Lol I've just checked mine and i got one too!!! *high-five*
    Updated 12th January 2012 at 10:53 AM by Little-Miss
  16. Little-Miss's Avatar
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    How rude! You got rid of my "u mad"! There's surely some law against that?

    X-EDIT: U Mad?
    Updated 12th January 2012 at 10:52 AM by X-13 (Because I can.)
  17. X-13's Avatar
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    I'm so mad.

    When I saw the red icon of doooooom, I literally went on a rampage.

    Trashed the school, there were even casualties...

    Oh wait... That didn't happen. I didn't care about the neg rep, as such. Just the reason for it and the lack of courage in it's implementation.
  18. Little-Miss's Avatar
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    It was meeeeeeeee............. [IMG]</Snip>[/IMG]
    Updated 12th January 2012 at 10:23 AM by X-13 (Image removed because it's [censored] big)
  19. X-13's Avatar
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    No can do. Family shenanigans to deal with on the weekend.

    It doubly sucks because our HT mentioned it last christmas, and said we'd go. [we = HT + ICT Co-ord and myself.]
  20. CAM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    I can't go... I think our HT, ICT Co-ord and a Deputy HT are going though.

    So laaaaaaame!
    Can't you go on your own on Saturday? They cannot keep you away as a private individual.