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Message 1023417 - Posted: 7 Aug 2010, 11:01:33 UTC

Good morning.

With the server covered you still need disk drives, correct?

Take care and have a good day.

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Message 1023465 - Posted: 7 Aug 2010, 15:26:56 UTC - in response to Message 1023417.

Good morning.

With the server covered you still need disk drives, correct?

Take care and have a good day.

Rich

AFAICT the plan now is instead of having a separate NTPCkr server, Thumper is to be replaced with a new server which will maintain the S@H science database and have sufficient processing and memory to do NTPCkr duties during the 3 day outages.

Thumper is a Sun Fire X4500 with a full set of 48 drives, IIRC 500 GB drives yielding total raw storage of 24 TB. We have basically only Matt's initial posts in the Technical News threads Catchup and Hocket to go on, but it does seem likely they'd want the new server to have a disk array sufficient to handle the database both now and as it continues to grow.
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Message 1023472 - Posted: 7 Aug 2010, 15:42:52 UTC - in response to Message 1023465.

Rgr.

Geek.com had refurb Seagate 750GB's for $45 in SATA format which I understood as the previous standard. I can hold for updated info before I go hunting.

Glad to see you had such a good turnout on the server.

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Message 1023475 - Posted: 7 Aug 2010, 15:50:54 UTC - in response to Message 1023473.

Haven't bought anything yet. If the new server needs SCSI or something larger than 750GB, I just need to know what it is and I will see what I can do.

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Message 1023478 - Posted: 7 Aug 2010, 15:54:51 UTC

Anyone want to take the "Largest Donation" title away from the current holders?
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Message 1023931 - Posted: 9 Aug 2010, 13:59:15 UTC - in response to Message 1023478.

who are the current holders?
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Message 1030567 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 23:03:13 UTC

Donation made.
All members please match or exceed.

thanks for the crunching
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Message 1033402 - Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 0:47:25 UTC

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 09/16/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

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Message 1034433 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 11:13:09 UTC

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

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Message 1039111 - Posted: 7 Oct 2010, 12:36:56 UTC - in response to Message 1034433.

Too late to donate for the server, but I decided that SETI needed the money more than me adding a GTS450 to one of my machines. Might help with the new memory sticks or somethingelse. Wish it could be more.

Thank you for your gift to the SETI@home.
We received your gift of $125.00 via Visa on 10/07/2010.
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Message 1039120 - Posted: 7 Oct 2010, 13:00:44 UTC - in response to Message 1039111.

Clifton, thanks for that. This is from a post by Eric over in the tech news forum...

Dan has contacted HP and Sun to see if they can give us a deep discount on a machine that could replace mork, hopefully deep enough that we can purchase it on what's remaining from the donations made in the Number Crunching threads.


So, maybe you're just early for the new, new server donation drive. :-)
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Message 1039168 - Posted: 7 Oct 2010, 16:04:37 UTC

I Wish I had more money to donate to SETI@home.

But all I can afford right now is $75.00 dollars.

Thank you for your gift to SETI@home.

We received your gift of $75.00 via Visa on 10/07/2010.

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Message 1039261 - Posted: 7 Oct 2010, 22:58:31 UTC - in response to Message 1039175.

The kitties are still awaiting word on what it's gonna take to make things right again.


At this point, I'm really wondering if they shouldn't just shut down (except the forums) until Oscar arrives. **In no way do I mean this to be negative** but the constant ups/downs can't be healthy for the system. Why not take 2 weeks-keep the systems off until Oscar arrives. Put it up and go for it.

Just an idea.
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