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Message 1065395 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 23:54:09 UTC

Good news: synergy was waiting for me in a box when I arrived this morning. Even better is that after it shipped last week another donation was given to double its memory, so it'll have a total of 96GB of RAM very soon. Thanks again to Todd and the GPU Users Group for all your generosity and help!

Todd shipped it with an OS so I could make sure it wasn't DOA. Everything looked good, but then there was a comedy of errors trying to locate missing Fedora install CDs, and then trying to burn new ones. This turned out to be amazingly difficult (broken CD burners, broken CD burning software). Ultimately it was lucky that Bob brought in his Mac laptop as that was the first thing in our office that was successful in creating an installer. Jeez. Anyway, the afternoon is being spent getting this system set up with a "general SETI configuration" on our lab bench. I guess you might want a photo of "first light."



By the way, the bus broke down on the way up the hill to the lab this morning. We actually had to get out and walk the remaining 300-500 feet (in altitude). Happy Monday!

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Message 1065397 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 23:59:14 UTC

Awesome Matt! Thank you for the pictures, and letting us know it got there safely! I'm sure synergy will make an excellent addition!

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Message 1065402 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 0:15:50 UTC

Great news. Have fun with the usual problems and suspects. :)

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Message 1065403 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 0:16:25 UTC

Thanks for the great news Matt and thanks to the GPU Users Group for such a grand Donation.
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Message 1065407 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 0:31:44 UTC - in response to Message 1065403.

Looks good Matt. Thanks to the members of GPU Users Group and whoever donated enough to double the memory too. Have you figured out what Synergy's duties will be yet?
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Message 1065410 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 0:34:55 UTC - in response to Message 1065407.

Looks good Matt. Thanks to the members of GPU Users Group and whoever donated enough to double the memory too. Have you figured out what Synergy's duties will be yet?


If he answers that now his frog will die!!

Seriously, Matt is allowed to test and see what it can do first ;)
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Message 1065413 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 0:41:38 UTC

Thanks for the update Matt, and thanks to the GPU Users Group for their Server Donation,

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Message 1065424 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 1:11:33 UTC

Excellent! Glad to hear that it made it there safely and out of the box worked properly. Credit to FedEx and a good build quality I guess.

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Message 1065427 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 1:21:38 UTC

Great news Matt! And thank you to the GPU Users Group for the awesome donation, and to the donor of the RAM! This is truely going to be a great year for SETI@home!
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Message 1065428 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 1:21:58 UTC

As far as the up the hill to the lab part, I'm told all those Sierra hikes by staff should have made it look like a cakewalk. Besides, I have it on good authority that some old guy walked all over the Berkeley hills attending the 10th anniversary picnic some time back. Oh, by the way, great news on the server upgrade!
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Message 1065444 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 1:55:33 UTC

Excellent work Matt. And many thanks to Todd and the GPU users group. Perhaps Synergy will be online in 10 days or so and we can see the results of a lot of work by the Seti Staff.
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Message 1065446 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 2:21:17 UTC - in response to Message 1065395.

Matt!

That server has a really, really cool chameleon circuit, just like a TARDIS!

It looks amazingly like a brightly lit window with a black box in front of it with a keyboard and mouse sitting on top.

Or, is that monitor-thingy a new look for an "all-in-one" server?

;-)

Okay, okay, I know that sometimes sarcasm can be taken as hatefulness and I don't want to be interpreted that way, so I'll explain that I didn't really expect any of you guys to be professional photographers.

It'd be interesting to see some of your "holiday snaps," though.

"Ah, this is a photo I took of the sky just over the head of my friend sitting at the top of Mt. Everest. The red streak at the bottom of the frame is the top of his parka - see?"

"This is a photo I took of the wall just above "The Last Supper" when I was in Florence. You can just see the frame in that corner."

"This is a shot of a fish that was swimming just above the wreckage of the Titanic. That thing in the lower left is part of a smoke stack."

Hey, I AM just teasing you.

Thanks for the photo. I've wondered what that server looked-like (compared to the Proliants). I still am wondering, but, hey...

(ALL IN GOOD-NATURED RIBBING!)

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Message 1065501 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 5:21:53 UTC - in response to Message 1065446.

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I've wondered what that server looked-like (compared to the Proliants). I still am wondering, but, hey...

(ALL IN GOOD-NATURED RIBBING!)

Bret

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Message 1065505 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 5:29:15 UTC - in response to Message 1065395.

We actually had to get out and walk the remaining 300-500 feet (in altitude).

When I was your age, Matt, I had to walk back and forth to the computer room and it was uphill both ways!

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Message 1065506 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 5:30:05 UTC - in response to Message 1065446.

Matt!

That server has a really, really cool chameleon circuit, just like a TARDIS!

It looks amazingly like a brightly lit window with a black box in front of it with a keyboard and mouse sitting on top.

Or, is that monitor-thingy a new look for an "all-in-one" server?

;-)

Okay, okay, I know that sometimes sarcasm can be taken as hatefulness and I don't want to be interpreted that way, so I'll explain that I didn't really expect any of you guys to be professional photographers.

It'd be interesting to see some of your "holiday snaps," though.

"Ah, this is a photo I took of the sky just over the head of my friend sitting at the top of Mt. Everest. The red streak at the bottom of the frame is the top of his parka - see?"

"This is a photo I took of the wall just above "The Last Supper" when I was in Florence. You can just see the frame in that corner."

"This is a shot of a fish that was swimming just above the wreckage of the Titanic. That thing in the lower left is part of a smoke stack."

Hey, I AM just teasing you.

Thanks for the photo. I've wondered what that server looked-like (compared to the Proliants). I still am wondering, but, hey...

(ALL IN GOOD-NATURED RIBBING!)

Bret


There are limits to Photoshop and my time (only had 5 minutes to play) can do with limited source material, but I did a little fixing.



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Message 1065516 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 6:20:03 UTC - in response to Message 1065506.

Photoshop? You took time to Photoshop the picture and you didn't give the server ears?

<folks, I was just kidding Matt... we don't really have to worry about this>

And THANK YOU "GPU USERS" for doing this for all of us! That's just... cool.

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Message 1065544 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 9:01:04 UTC

The ears are in the RAID card box that I sent with I think - and there is a bezel as well to make it look pretty. Servers for the most part aren't that elegant so we tried to dress it up as best we could :)

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Message 1065655 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 16:47:55 UTC - in response to Message 1065446.

Matt!

[snip]

It'd be interesting to see some of your "holiday snaps," though.

"Ah, this is a photo I took of the sky just over the head of my friend sitting at the top of Mt. Everest. The red streak at the bottom of the frame is the top of his parka - see?"

"This is a photo I took of the wall just above "The Last Supper" when I was in Florence. You can just see the frame in that corner."


Just couldn't resist this one: Da Vinci's "Last Supper" is in Milano, not Firenze... (Milan, not Florence)

"This is a shot of a fish that was swimming just above the wreckage of the Titanic. That thing in the lower left is part of a smoke stack."

Hey, I AM just teasing you.

Thanks for the photo. I've wondered what that server looked-like (compared to the Proliants). I still am wondering, but, hey...

(ALL IN GOOD-NATURED RIBBING!)

Bret

Me, too, on the ribbing...
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Message 1065661 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 16:53:04 UTC - in response to Message 1065655.

Just couldn't resist this one: Da Vinci's "Last Supper" is in Milano, not Firenze... (Milan, not Florence)


Naw, it couldn't be I just bought it for ten bucks and have it hanging in my living room! :-)
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Message 1065719 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 22:31:33 UTC - in response to Message 1065661.

>Just couldn't resist this one: Da Vinci's "Last Supper" is in Milano, not Firenze... (Milan, not Florence)<

No wonder it was so hard to get into the shot in Florence!

Or maybe all that "Super Tuscan" wine had something to do with it.

Bret
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