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Message 1052173 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 7:42:31 UTC - in response to Message 1052169.

Why?

I think cause there's no such thing as a standardized rack.
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Message 1052185 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 10:43:24 UTC - in response to Message 1052173.

Why?

I think cause there's no such thing as a standardized rack.

Actually the problem is the racks are standard (19" or 21") but the equipment that goes into them isn't. Particularly computer equipment.

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Message 1052201 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 12:43:36 UTC - in response to Message 1052185.

Why?

I think cause there's no such thing as a standardized rack.

Actually the problem is the racks are standard (19" or 21") but the equipment that goes into them isn't. Particularly computer equipment.

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I believe you, but that seems pretty silly on the industries part. Imagine if each mfg had their own idea as to how to mount their 3.5" or 5.25" drives in a computer (no, Our drives will be 2.75" and 4.375", because we said so), or video/sound card makers said my card is Ultra height you need to expand your case 1" above a standard mount to make it fit. We sure wouldn't be where we are today. But them, maybe they are being like Dell, if you want our products, and want parts to fit in it properly with no case rework (motherboards for example used to be famous for this) you have to buy them from Us! The heck with industry standards. Oh well, whatcha gonna do? :)
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Message 1052208 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 12:56:22 UTC - in response to Message 1052201.

I believe you, but that seems pretty silly on the industries part. Imagine if each mfg had their own idea as to how to mount...

They all deliberately impose their own variations for as far as they believe they will get away with it. It's an often used 'anti-competitive' trick that is far too often used... Also comes under the description of "vendor lock-in".

Some computer software and hardware companies have taken that Marketing trick to extremes, all to our cost...


Yes, all very silly and expensive...

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Message 1052233 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 15:38:39 UTC - in response to Message 1052076.

Requesting details on what this extra $ that goes beyond the purchase of the boxes will go to please?


It's really important to know for what the donations will be used?

~ 550,000.- US$/year is needed that SETI@home can 'survive'.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_donate.php
-> http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_budget.php

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Message 1052247 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 16:20:34 UTC - in response to Message 1052233.
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(...)
~ 550,000.- US$/year is needed that SETI@home can 'survive'.
(...)


I would guess - every member donate 10.- US$/year and SETI@home will 'survive'.

;-)
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Message 1052257 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 17:24:59 UTC

Thank you for your gift of $60.00 via Visa on 12/01/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $60.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1052294 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 19:48:40 UTC - in response to Message 1052173.

Why?

I think cause there's no such thing as a standardized rack.


"Why?" was to Blurf asking for details on the money left over.
I was wondering if he was looking for a refund.8)

OTOH, there are rack standards, and getting a rack that causes the minimum
amount of grief would be a good thing, IMO.

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Message 1052309 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 20:57:15 UTC - in response to Message 1052294.

"Why?" was to Blurf asking for details on the money left over.
I was wondering if he was looking for a refund.8)

OTOH, there are rack standards, and getting a rack that causes the minimum
amount of grief would be a good thing, IMO.


No not asking for a refund. I'm wondering since there was a focus on ordering these two servers-is to see what the focus will shift to next. Whether it be another specific server or more general needs
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Message 1052333 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 21:52:55 UTC - in response to Message 1052309.

Blurf, my view is these drives were primarily to give the tools the seti lab needed to do the work. They were small enough to be manageable(although with some strain to some.. more to others) yet large enough to get them some tools to keep things rolling. They were not meant to nor could they fund the manpower required, but I personally do not object if some was used towards funding the installation/movement work. To fund the entire project.. Well just plain beyond our abilities. But it seems to be making a difference.

When I worked in telecommunications, and budgets were tight, we could not get things like batteries for pagers. This resulted in hours of wasted time, very angry management demanding to know WHY we could not be reached.. and then stomping off in a huff because they did not like the answer "because you never got me the single battery for my pager I told you I needed 2 weeks ago".

A few bucks for the tools can make a lot of difference in the amount of work required. And hopefully they have that. If there is enough to start another server, or buff out the GPU users group server, or add a spare AC unit.. or or or or or....

In any case, As long as we can be spared being a testbed for BOINC (c'mon already, we did our part to get it rolling) there are improvements in this. This fund drive is winding down. There may be others in the future. But
everyone that has stepped up, large and small.. AWESOME JOB!!


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Message 1052336 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 21:57:00 UTC - in response to Message 1052333.

I wonder if they will have enough left over for a little party? They deserve it!!!
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Message 1052338 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 22:04:15 UTC - in response to Message 1052309.

Yes, it would be nice if there was Seti@Home wish list that was kept current posted SOMEWHERE around here. I know that they have said they have an ongoing requirement for hard drives. I've asked about specifics such as size, buss type, etc. but never have seen a reply. I'd hate to send them some hardware that they have no use for.

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Message 1052417 - Posted: 2 Dec 2010, 5:57:28 UTC - in response to Message 1051773.

$55 msattler
$800 Helli
$100 ryeomans
$50 Dorphas
$100 MJS
$10 SciManStev
$200 JohnDK
$20 jason_gee
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$100 bill
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$80 perryjay
$175 Clifton L. Harding Jr.
$50 Albireo380
$75 dnolan
$3.000 MarkJ
$50 Bernie Vine
$100 rebest
$100 S@NL - Fred - www.efmer.eu/boinc
$50 Big Don
$2,455 Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan
$300 samuel7
$30 Silje
$100 Klurt
$150 Magnet
$25 Robert Ribbeck
$124.75 Zebra3
$200 soft^spirit
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$25 dan
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$20 _heinz
$50 Eewec
$25 Philhnnss
$100 Anthony G. Todd
$108 Justin M. Morford
$250 RWZeitgeist
$15 SockGap
$50 Bearcat
$50 Donald L. Johnson
$20 Arjant2
$500 Orioneti
$50 Ingrid Brouwer
$50 The_bestest
$100 Thomas Arnold
$10 John
$200 David Anderson
$200 J. Mileski
$100 James Sotherden
$100 Egad Ivegoninsane
$50 yank
$12 VW Bobier
$50 Blake Bonkofsky
$50 Ocna
$15 CLYDE
$40 Area 51
$50 Terry & Laura
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$200 Claggy
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$10 MJKelleher
$2,175 -ShEm-
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$25 Fuzzy53
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$100 Tom Mehrens
$15 APCyberax
$25 [DPC] hansR
$10 Zeus Fab3r
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$20 Sutaru Tsureku
$110 tbret
$10 HAL
$50 Zydor

The total stands now at $16.500.

bill, if Pappa doesn't reply here, please send him a PM. You are not the only one wondering.
Maybe the list hasn't been updated, as they are receiving new equipment and are working on a new wishlist.

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Message 1052437 - Posted: 2 Dec 2010, 9:26:53 UTC

Dear Byron - Thank you for your gift of $28.00 - via Visa on 12/02/2010
Your gift was assigned to the following areas - SETI@home - $28.00
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Message 1052622 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 1:12:17 UTC - in response to Message 1052417.

$2,483 Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan

The total stands now at $16.528.


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Message 1052672 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 8:26:22 UTC

Dear Byron - Thank you for your gift of $32.00 - via Visa on 12/03/2010
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Message 1052707 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 13:52:51 UTC
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Thanks to all who made a donation. :-)

Thanks to all who will make a donation. ;-)



EDIT: BTW. 'Donate to SETI@home' ;-)
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Message 1052722 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 15:23:46 UTC

Dear Byron - Thank you for your gift of $43.00 - via Visa on 12/03/2010
Your gift was assigned to the following areas - SETI@home - $43.00
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Message 1052742 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 16:40:18 UTC - in response to Message 1052338.

I do recall one of the guys saying they have room in both Carolyn and Oscar to double both the RAM and the number of hard drives. Not sure how soon those upgrades need to be made but any additional funds from these drives could be used for those upgrades. I know additional hard drive space is always useful.
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Message 1052854 - Posted: 4 Dec 2010, 3:51:38 UTC - in response to Message 1052622.

$2,558 Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan

The total stands now at $16.603.



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