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And so, our story begins...

  1. Hmmm...

    by , 24th January 2012 at 10:40 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    It seems the project will have to be on hold for a bit while I sort out documentation.

    Everything I have references software that doesn't work. [and things like chkconfig... which I can't use.]

    I'm going to find alternatives and start again from scratch.

    This time using Ubuntu 11.10 [Server]. If it works... Which it didn't an hour ago.

    Hopefully, it will have all the necessary software installed.

    Updated 25th January 2012 at 12:04 PM by X-13

    Tags: project borg
  2. This isn't a blog post...

    by , 19th January 2012 at 02:12 PM (And so, our story begins...)'s a BLARGH post.

    All I have to say is "SCREW YOU, DEBIAN 6.0.3!!"

    I spent this morning setting up/configuring the cluster controller [or the "head node" as my documentation calls it].

    I wired it up, without any network connection as I'm not at that stage yet.

    Stuck in the Debian disk, boots fine.
    Using it as a live disk, works fine.
    Install OS... Nope.

    For some reason it doesn't want ...

    Updated 25th January 2012 at 12:04 PM by X-13

  3. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

    by , 18th January 2012 at 09:33 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Update time.

    And a small update at that.

    Yesterday was spent upgrading the nodes and the controller, I've doubled the RAM so it now stands at 1GB RAM per node, and 4GB RAM on the controller.

    Everything else is standard.

    As the test, I'm thinking of possibly installing Quake and seeing how it runs. Lag, FPS [frames per second... not first person shooter.], graphics quality, etc.

    First it'd be installed on ...

    Updated 18th January 2012 at 11:18 AM by X-13 (Added team pose and fixed some spelling.)

    Tags: project borg
  4. Stage 0 - complete

    by , 16th January 2012 at 11:01 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I've checked all hardware, chosen the OS [Debian] and the MPI [OPEN-MPI], I've got a bit of documentation so I know what I'm doing [slightly].

    But there's one thing I forgot to check...


    Which there isn't... Blargh!

    I'm still doing it though. A couple of powerstrips [and a reposition of the laptop trolley] should be sufficient.

    As usual, any suggestions let me know.

    Updated 16th January 2012 at 11:20 AM by X-13


    by , 13th January 2012 at 12:51 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    Cluster server is go.

    At least premission has been given, and the powers that be think the LAN MMO idea is a good one. [Still trying to find one... here's hoping BETT can help.]

    For those who are curious, for this experiment I will be using:

    10 RM F-series as nodes [Which I can't find full specs for...]

    Some sort of ex-admin Dell as the controller. We've got a couple sitting about.

    Cisco Catalyst 2950 [24 ...

    Updated 13th January 2012 at 04:25 PM by X-13 (Oh, dear God... I can't spell.)

  6. Hmmm, let me think about that... .

    by , 11th January 2012 at 02:00 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    3 blog posts in as many days... 2 in one day? WHAT SORCERY IS THIS!

    Attachment 12669
    [Wow... that's smaller than I thought it'd be... Click to embiggen.]

    Neg rep because you dislike Reddit?

    Or you're one of THOSE 4channers who think Reddit is the cancer of the internet?

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, a reaction image if worth at least 500 emotions.

    Just because something is from reddit/tumblr/4chan/wherever ...

    Updated 11th January 2012 at 02:37 PM by X-13

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  7. 10 node cluster server.

    by , 11th January 2012 at 12:41 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    I'm thinking of making one at work.

    Think of it as CPD, if you like.

    We have 10 old RM computers [F-series] just sitting there gathering dust.

    We also have 4 switches sitting around, plus a lot of various cables.

    Our head would probably let me do it... But, I can't think of a use for it...

    Updated 13th January 2012 at 12:55 PM by X-13

  8. What a waste of time...

    by , 9th January 2012 at 10:25 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I can't believe I just spent over half an hour changing my desktop wallpaper...

    I had the wallpaper on a USB... It just wouldn't display properly.

    Set it to "tiled", works fine.
    "Center"... Still good.

    Stretch? nope.

    The colour borks and it becomes worthless.

    This is what the wallpaper looks like, for those that are interested.

    [NOTE - not the actual one that borked. This one borks ...
  9. The insanity of X [Part n of infinity]

    by , 15th December 2011 at 12:04 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    X-13 > Start blogging

    ~Be warned, the following may contain fragmented, meandering thought processes that may or may not make sense.~

    1 day to go of work and I'm starting to drift into the random daydreams that make people believe I'm lazy...

    I'm actually surprised it's started so late, though that may be because I've been focused on sorting out our sound and flash problems. [They're still not fully sorted out... mearly "close enough"] ...

    Updated 15th December 2011 at 12:24 PM by X-13 (trying to figure out how to move into another category.)

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