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Message 11643 - Posted: 10 Dec 2005, 23:08:48 UTC - in response to Message 11639.  

Problem is once again, I would need to be at the client machine to change the remote host file and restart Boinc.


Write a script in shell (linux) or visual basic (win) to copy the file into the directory. Stick it on a floppy / CD, post it across the state with a request to stick the disk in and click on the icon ;-)


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Message 11644 - Posted: 10 Dec 2005, 23:14:48 UTC - in response to Message 11636.  


My 4400 and the Barton 3200's are all in water cooled Koolance cases.
They all run about 80-85 degrees F. in the house.


if I had that I'd be plumbing it in to the hot water tank, and then would not even need the heat on for hot water!

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Message 11645 - Posted: 11 Dec 2005, 12:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 11637.  

I wish there was some form of "boinc remote access" so I could manage projects and attach machines to projects remotely. Many of these machines are across town or out of state. Calling up Grandpa and trying to walk him through the process is futile, working the email is the limit of his PC prowess.


Visit the Unofficial Boinc Wiki .. or just click here for a link to the article that answers your wish.

I realize your setup will indeed be more complicated than the article describes as it doesn't go into what's necessary to connect to your machines across state. Hint: You'll need to register with a dynamic DNS and installa monitoring client amongst other things. Good Luck. It's not impossible if you have the right information.

One way you can possibly get him attached via email is to attach a copy of the account*.xml file to the email and tell him to save it to the BOINC directory. The next time he starts up the computer BOINC will attach to the project.
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Message 11650 - Posted: 12 Dec 2005, 4:10:17 UTC

Oh my... My farm has never grown bigger than two *sad* For a short while the two consisted of an AMD 486sx 40MHz and an Intel P100 *lol* That was back in end 1999 to beginning of 2000. And then I when back to one again - a P233 first, then an Athlon 1600+. The Athlon is still going, although only on about 25% of the time. So you could say my farm currently consist of 1.25 PC's *lol* - the 1 is my Athlon 3200+

I do have plans for when I get more space and money.


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Message 11652 - Posted: 12 Dec 2005, 22:28:44 UTC - in response to Message 11632.  
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Who is this "ksba"?


Don't ask :) - Don't wake me up :-)

What i want say is in my profile. But in near future i find the time to update it. :) It will be translated in english soon.

We are just a 'litte school' with a admin (me) that like to use some idle CPU cycles for dc and his team.

Last words ... "dc isn't a sprint, it's a marathon!"
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Message 11677 - Posted: 15 Dec 2005, 23:42:05 UTC - in response to Message 11578.  

How bad is your boinc farm???


Lets see..

AMD 2400+ (1.8Ghz) - laptop that overheats just on iTunes
P3 500Mhz
P2 266Mhz
P1 133Mhz (takes 50h per SETI wu)

Thats not to mention I've got my girlfriend using it on her laptop (1.5Ghz).

Ahh... when my AMD X2 4400+ arrives.... then the crunching begins!

The local council here collects old computers from businesses and schools and stuff, and uses them to teach IT Engineers how to fix them and stuff, then sells them on really cheaply to local projects (or donates). I'm hoping to get some of them for BOINC@Hull. I'm not sure what systems they may give - anything from 100Mhz to 1Ghz I think.

Hmm... now I need a networking monitor which is easy to use...
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Message 11679 - Posted: 16 Dec 2005, 10:52:38 UTC - in response to Message 11677.  

Hmm... now I need a networking monitor which is easy to use...


I've solved this by going over to command-line Linux for all but four of my own boxes. I use a four port KVM to talk to the windowses, and Putty to ssh into the Linux boxes. (Do a google for Putty, it is by far the best telnet/ssh client to use when you want to do Unix command line from a Windows box)

But then I'm a sad old Unix hacker who can't see the point of spoiling a nice version of Unix with a GUI...

With remote desktop you could control all your win boxes from any one of them, but if you do this please make sure that nobody from outside your firewall can get into them...

If you are happy to use just one box for your everyday computing, and have all the others as BOINC-only, then perhaps the easiest thing to do is to set all the boxes up to load BOINC automatically on re-boot, set the BIOSes to accept bootup without a keyboard, and then just use the BOINC remote facility to control all your clients, as we discussed earlier this thread.

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Message 11682 - Posted: 16 Dec 2005, 12:39:49 UTC

RealVNC also works ... it is what I use for my remote windows machines. As I understand it they have OS-X and Linux clients too ...
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Message 11683 - Posted: 16 Dec 2005, 13:03:30 UTC - in response to Message 11652.  


Don't ask :) - Don't wake me up :-)


Was supposed to be a rhetorical question anyway.


What i want say is in my profile. But in near future i find the time to update it. :) It will be translated in english soon.


Profile! D'oh. Could have looked there in the first place.

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Message 11684 - Posted: 16 Dec 2005, 14:57:42 UTC

Borandi, if your "main" machine is running Windows, you really should have a look at BoincView
it may take a couple of minutes to set up, but it makes the thing a lot easier when you're running multiple "drones" on a network.
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Message 11686 - Posted: 16 Dec 2005, 17:13:59 UTC - in response to Message 11684.  

Borandi, if your "main" machine is running Windows, you really should have a look at BoincView
it may take a couple of minutes to set up, but it makes the thing a lot easier when you're running multiple "drones" on a network.


Haha I just set it up, then came here and I find this post! BoincView is great - now I dont have to keep switching the monitor between units and keep clicking upload. Fantastic!
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Message 11688 - Posted: 17 Dec 2005, 9:14:45 UTC - in response to Message 11686.  
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Yep, without BOINCview I probably couldn't run BOINC at all.

My setup (Home) :

3x Athlon64 X2 4200+
3x Athlon64 X2 3800+
2x Athlon64 3200+
2x Athlon64 3000+
2x AthlonXP 3000+
2x AthlonXP 2600+
Dual AthlonMP 2800+
Dual AthlonMP 2000+
Athlon64 3700+
AthlonXP 2800+
AthlonXP 2700+
AthlonXP 2500+
AthlonXP 2400+
AthlonXP 2200+
AthlonXP 2100+
AthlonXP 1600+

I just returned to BOINC since SETI Classic was shutdown, a pity LHC is out of work right now :)
Scientific Network : 45000 MHz - 77824 MB - 1970 GB
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Message 11692 - Posted: 19 Dec 2005, 3:21:08 UTC

Falc - thats a mean setup. I'll put it on my christmas list!
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Message 11703 - Posted: 20 Dec 2005, 9:43:00 UTC

My current setup:
Intel Pentium M 2GHz 1024MB
AMD Athlon64 3200+ 1024MB
Intel Pentium 4 HT 3GHz 512MB
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz 512MB
Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz 256MB
Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz 768MB
Intel Pentium III 1GHz 192MB

my second Intel Pentium 4 2GHz died some time ago, so I have a free slot. Building an Opteron workstation at the moment. DualCore/DualCPU :)

Most boxes are controlled with VNC. No problems so far
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Message 11706 - Posted: 21 Dec 2005, 11:10:06 UTC - in response to Message 11703.  

My current setup:
Intel Pentium M 2GHz 1024MB


Is that in a Desktop?
If so how do you like it? I have been thinking about getting a new desktop with a pentium M procesor.

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Message 11707 - Posted: 21 Dec 2005, 12:22:14 UTC - in response to Message 11706.  

My current setup:
Intel Pentium M 2GHz 1024MB


Is that in a Desktop?
If so how do you like it? I have been thinking about getting a new desktop with a pentium M procesor.

Chrulle, I'm running a Pentium M as desribed above in my laptop. I like it very much, but for a workstations I would always prefer a processor with HT or better dualcore ...

If you want to have a look at the performance, you can have a look at my CPDN-stats of this box:

http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/show_host_detail.php?hostid=146026

With the old standard-boinc-WUs, the box reached a 2,4 s/TS, that's not bad ...



Supporting BOINC, a great concept !
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Message 11708 - Posted: 21 Dec 2005, 16:05:46 UTC - in response to Message 11706.  

[quote]My current setup:
Is that in a Desktop?
If so how do you like it? I have been thinking about getting a new desktop with a pentium M procesor.


Nope, it's my T42p IBM-Notebook. But I'm thinking about getting one too for a desktop. I like the new AOpen cases, that look like a Mac Mini.
From the performance it's excellent.
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Message 11709 - Posted: 21 Dec 2005, 18:54:06 UTC

Athlon XP1800+
P4 2.8GHz Prescott (...laptop :eek:)

It's still only an herb garden compared to some of your guys' farms, but it works good enough for me :)
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Message 11710 - Posted: 21 Dec 2005, 20:58:06 UTC
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Mine is only a flower pot compaired to others.

8088 (4.88 MH) Retired but still works
286-16 sold
486SX-25 sold
486SX-25 notebook retired, wife used it on trips.
P-133 retired (used for parts)
P3-500 used for parts, burned out
P4 2.4 Gig Running good
Celeron 2.93 Gig Running good

Only last 2 running BOINC. Can't even give the 8088 away, hay if is ony about 25 years old now, nice monochrome monitor, 640K ram, hugh 65 meg HD.

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Message 11733 - Posted: 24 Dec 2005, 20:17:35 UTC

Sprouted a new addition to the farm.

Scored a dual proc P3 Xeon 500 HP Kayak server.

Let the old iron prevail !!!!
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