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by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

David, I am going to make the following assumptions, 1) one network, 192.168.0. 2) dlink router is gateway to rest of internet, IP 192.168.0.1 3) dynamic IP range 192.168.0.151 to 192.168.0.199 4) farm server IP 192.168.0.200 # Global Parameters option routers 192.168.0.1; option subnet-mask 255.255...
by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: "quiet" motherboard technology
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

OzWiz wrote: SilentMaxx has a 420W PSU that integrates with the D1688 fan control system.
Interesting, how does the PSU integrate with fan control system? I can't find anything using google.

Charlie.
by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: "quiet" motherboard technology
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

The AOpen SilenTek feature looks a lot like ABIT's (or vice versa). And the Asus fan controller seems similar as well. All of them allow for variable speed fan control, but not shut off. I do not know much about the Aopen (yet) but I have tried all the other motheboards you have listed. Most just t...
by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

haysdb wrote: [*] I can telnet into the Linux box from Windows. Now, if I could just find an X client for my XP machine, I could move the server to the basement. I assume there is such a thing, but haven't looked.
www.cygwin.com

Charlie.
by CharlieChan
Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

Why does it matter where the machine is located? I have machines all over the house, all on the same subnet. I am not a network expert, this is just a hobby, my understanding is for a group of computer to exist on the same subnet they must all be connected to a common switch. If the building housin...
by CharlieChan
Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

OK, there should only be one DHCP server on a network, and it has to be in the farm server, so I would have to turn DHCP off in the broadband router. But that would then require me to manually configure each of my Windows machines, not to mention a ReplayTV which picks up an IP address via DHCP. Th...
by CharlieChan
Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

Tell me again why I should put the folding clients on the 198.168.0 subnet? If you have run the ltsp initialization script, you will notice it has changed about 6 files. Most of these files defaults to 192.168.0. network, if you wish to move subnet you will have to change the setting in these files...
by CharlieChan
Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

BTW, any idea what this string of hex digits is? The "encapsulation options" line? I guesting here, I think it is the boot loader. When a PC boots the BIOS tells the hardware were the boot loader is on the hard drive which then loads the OS. When the PC network boots the network card search for a d...
by CharlieChan
Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:15 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

David, Now the fun starts :shock: . First initialize the ltsp installation. cd /opt/ltsp/templates ./ltsp_initialize Next create a dhcpd.conf in /etc, here is mine # Global Parameters option routers 192.168.2.200; option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0; option domain-name "sandpit.100akerwood.net"; option...
by CharlieChan
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:33 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: First WU completed under Linux LOST
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

Re: FAH4?

The Linux client makes you open a console and type "./FAH3Console-LinuxB.exe -forceasm -advmethods" precisely each and every time you start Linux... :roll: ironic... Do a search for 'finstall' on the folding forum. It will install the folding client as a daemon and run without logging in. Charlie.
by CharlieChan
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: First WU completed under Linux LOST
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

FAH4.00-Linux-Pre2.exe glibc-2.3.2-101 I have not tried FAH4.00-Linux-Pre2 but I am running FAH4.00-Linux-Pre1 on Redhat 9.0 with a earlier glibc without problems. I also use the -forceasm -advmethods switches. You could try FAH4.00-Linux-Pre1 as I notice other people are have problems with Pre2. Y...
by CharlieChan
Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:00 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: First WU completed under Linux LOST
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

David,

Which version of glibc and folding client where you using when the first WU failed? Also which version where you using when the second WU failed?

Charlie.
by CharlieChan
Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: First WU completed under Linux LOST
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

David, Don't worry about the warnings from bind. Now you have upgraded, you may as well make life easier for yourself. Go this site, www.freshrpms.net and download apt for Redhat 9.0. Install apt...rpm and then run, apt-get update apt-get install tftp-server apt-get install dhcp You will need to dow...
by CharlieChan
Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: First WU completed under Linux LOST
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

David,

Did you update Redhat 9.0? If so, you needed to update glibc to the one in fedora. If not, use beta 3.25B. I have a dual P3 file server running Redhat 9.0 + xd2 + glibc 2.3.2-57 that folds with 4.00pre1 since 28/11/03 without problems.

Charlie.
by CharlieChan
Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:49 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

David, You are moving in the right direction. I expect you will have at least one client working before the end of the week. Charlie, you mentioned Intel Pro network cards, but those were for the clients, right? Can the card for the server be any old card, or are there network cards that work better...
by CharlieChan
Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which SILENT psu to get in Europe?
Replies: 32
Views: 10701

whats the unit sound like @ low-moderate load mate? Qtechnology quoted 17db and www.pcsilent.com quoted 17db - 26db. At idle the zalman is louder than the PSU, when under load the air turbulence is the dominant noise. I would say it sounds like a panaflo LA1 at 12V. I forgot to mention I removed th...
by CharlieChan
Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which SILENT psu to get in Europe?
Replies: 32
Views: 10701

Is the fan in that PSU an 80mm fan? How do you like it -- noisewise? It is a single 120mm fan. I originally brought the SS300FT to replace a old Qtechology QT-02300 . But I found the SS300FT nosier than the QT-02300 when loaded - this is a P4 2.4G running folding@home. The QT-02400G is quieter than...
by CharlieChan
Sun Dec 07, 2003 4:58 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

David, The farm has to be on its own network becauce the dhcp server has to point the client to the location of the kernel on the farm server. I would not update the server as upgrades usually patch security issues which is not a problem as you are already behind a firewall. My advise would be to ch...
by CharlieChan
Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which SILENT psu to get in Europe?
Replies: 32
Views: 10701

Another PSU to consider is a Qtechnology QT-02400G. I just brought one from these guys to replace my seasonic SS300FT - which was driving me insane.
by CharlieChan
Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:57 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

David: Well Done! I could advise you on what to do next but first I need to know what type of installation you used to install redhat 9.0. Was it desktop, workstation, server, or custom? Did you choose the default installation or added further packages? Also have you updated you redhat installation ...
by CharlieChan
Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

Another bazaar thing is that if the floppy isn't mounted, and you copy a file to that directory, the file doesn't go on the floppy, but just in that directory. I copied a file to what I though was the floppy, stuck it into the Windows machine, and...no file. Hmmmm, where's my file? Will, it was in ...
by CharlieChan
Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

David: Are you still having problems booting into redhat 9.0? If so, here is the solution to boot into console instead of X. 1) At the GRUB boot prompt press e to allow you edit the boot parameter. 2) Select the line which starts with kernel .... and add the word 'single' before 'ro'. 3) The system ...
by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

What is a "kit"? I can figure out what it must mean from context, it's just that the term is new to me. 'Boxen' is another one. Just my way of saying your computer system, 3 letters is quicker to type :D . Is there a list of supported hardware? I am looking at LTSP.org but, in the best tradition of...
by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

Don't worry about the server at the moment? That seems like the first thing I need to worry about. Purhaps you mean I should convert my Shuttle XPC into the server. That way the server would be a stand-alone machine, with it's own power supply and hard drive. It's an Athlon 2000+, with a free slot ...
by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 02, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

I have to admit, reading the Linux configuration steps puts me to sleep. In fact. That's definitely going to be "the hard part". Buying and assembling the hardware is easy. Before putting together a multi node farm I would advice trying with just one node, a server and a client. It is not that diff...
by CharlieChan
Tue Dec 02, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

On a different topic, is there any particular reason to use a different motherboard for the server? I mean, would the server have any particular requirements different from the clients in terms of the motherboard? Using the same motherboard would have the advantage of interchangeability with the cl...
by CharlieChan
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

If you setup your farm the classical way then the farm would be headless and on its own network. It would probably be the simpliest way to setup a farm as instructions is avaliable on the internet.
by CharlieChan
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

It's certainly not as expensive as it used to be, but it would have a worse cost/performance ratio, which may or may not be as important depending on the person. Fact is, Athlon MP costs more than the equivalent speed Athlon XP. And dual processor motherboards generally cost more than single proces...
by CharlieChan
Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:54 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

haysdb wrote: Are there no integrated Ethernet controllers which work? Separate cards of any kind is contrary to what I am hoping to accomplish.
The server is config for each NIC by have a batch of NICs all setup for a server, you could just plug the NIC into a machine and it becomes a client for the farm.
by CharlieChan
Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:48 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Help me build a Folding Farm
Replies: 194
Views: 79617

I don't see how running two m/b from one PSU is necessarily a "bad" idea? Did not realize the atx splitter are ready made. I thought you had to solder them yourself. I have a Duron 1.3G with a 64MB SDRAM running as a ltsp farm client so the client does not need that much memory, just a suggestion. ...