Beowulf Cluster! Linky.
Alternatively, you could use them as wall paper in the office?
I have 15 Viglen 111D mobos with 500MHz celeron processors. They are cluttering up my room and have to go. I suspect that they are too low spec for the charities who provide equipment for the needy but has anyone any ideas before I bin them. I've used the RAM elsewhere.
Freecycle or a £10 job lot on Ebay...
new boxes, and make them thin clients
A less technical suggestion would be to give them to the art/DT department to make a pretty wall piece for the IT department.
Wash them all off, lay them out in the layout you want them on the wall...get the DT tech to cut some MDF to size, maybe with a frame made from beading round the edge (that bit might have to be recessed around the edges using a router) and then use some no more nails to stick the motherboards on then wall mount it
That's a pretty good idea Gibbo.
Gives me something to do next week
The ebay idea may still be worth a shot if you prefer cash..
My father repairs PC's down in Devon and finds clients often just want their old steam powered thing to be fixed rather than spending the money on a new system, so I sell him old mobo's cpus and the like.
Hows about you turn them into digital photo frames - theres a website dedicated to doing this with instructions for various laptops.
Not sure where you'd store them - maybe pin them to a wall or something.
Laptop to Digital Picture Frame
GRYNX Laptop on the wall - WallTop
Plenty of sites with a google search and you gotta admit some of them look pretty smart when done properly.
......really rubbish frisbees?
WEE be damned
The base (i.e. first) 640K of the memory map would still be on one of the RAM modules that were removed.
Last edited by ITWombat; 5th April 2008 at 09:28 AM.
You wont be able to fire the boards up without any ram installed
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