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Message 1194126 - Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 23:55:37 UTC

Id like to thank Graham for his very generous gift. And the servers being named in their honor is a fitting tribute.

And Brad, You and the GPU Users Group deserve Kudos also. Your dream has come to fruition. You dont owe us a beer we owe you one.
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Message 1194564 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 22:16:40 UTC - in response to Message 1193157.

Graham,

my condolence, take of my hat and a deep bow to you.

Thank you very much. It is right that you name these servers.

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Message 1195415 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 5:09:18 UTC - in response to Message 1194564.

NKOL has ordered all of the necessary SETI components and we've gotten the green light from SETI at Home for the final revisions of both servers. Just a quick heads up for everyone.

I'm hoping to get a list of new projects from the SETI guys this week, though the recent server woes might have pushed that back a bit. I'll let everyone know just as soon as I hear something.
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Message 1195951 - Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 10:49:04 UTC

The first:

Allow Me to get involved.
I have benefited from this place throughout my professional involvement.

Be advised, I bring an Academic culture to the table.

PM me Slavac......

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Message 1195999 - Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 15:11:16 UTC - in response to Message 1190367.



Our Current Projects
1. Astropulse/NTPCKR Server: We are building a backend processing server at Jeff's request. This server is a SYNERGY clone bumped to 128G of RAM and will be utilized to process Astropulse and NTPCKR data.


i am presently checking that section Forums de discussion : Near Time Persistency Checker

with the new Astropulse/NTPCKR Server being assembled, will this section will comeback alive ?
or it s something else ?
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Message 1196167 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 1:16:08 UTC - in response to Message 1195999.



Our Current Projects
1. Astropulse/NTPCKR Server: We are building a backend processing server at Jeff's request. This server is a SYNERGY clone bumped to 128G of RAM and will be utilized to process Astropulse and NTPCKR data.


i am presently checking that section Forums de discussion : Near Time Persistency Checker

with the new Astropulse/NTPCKR Server being assembled, will this section will comeback alive ?
or it s something else ?


That's the thought though I'm not sure if that will be the case. I'll ask the guys next time I'm on the phone with them.
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Message 1196172 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 1:35:50 UTC - in response to Message 1196167.
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Final Server Configurations

We've gotten the final server configurations sorted out and I'll be sending off payment in full to NKOL tomorrow. Below are the two final configurations for both servers.

Download/Upload Server

QTY 1: 3WARE SAS 9750-4I4E 4 Port int 4ext

QTY 1: Supermicro SuperServer 6026T-6RF+ Barebone System - 2U Rack-mountable Intel 5520 Chipset - Socket B LGA-1366 - 2 x Total Processor - Xeon Support mfg: SYS-6026T-6RF+

QTY 2: INTEL XEON X5675 3.06G 6C/12T 12M 95W

QTY 12: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module mfg:
KVR1333D3D4R9S/8G

QTY 4: Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gb/s RE4 mfg:
WD5003ABYX

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Astropulse/NTPCKR Server

QTY 1: Barebone System - 2U Rack-mountable - Intel 5520 Chipset - Socket B LGA-1366 2 x Total Processor - Xeon Support mfr: SR2600URSATARNA

QTY 2: Intel Xeon X5670 2.93 GHz Processor - Socket B LGA-1366 mfr: BX80614X5670

QTY 8: Kingston ValueRAM KVR1066D3Q4R7S/16G 16GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module mfg#: KVR1066D3Q4R7S/16G

QTY 2: INTEL LGA1366 ACTIVE HEATSINK & FAN 130W

QTY 1: LG SLIM SATA 8X DVD±RW OEM BULK

QTY 5: SEAGATE CONSTELLATION ES 1TB 64M SATA600

QTY 1: INTEL RS2WC080 8 PORT SATA SAS RAID CONT

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A Note on our Corporate Sponsor

NKOL http://nkol.net/ is building these servers for us on a cost + 10% basis which saves the project an enormous amount of money, especially over the long haul (multiple servers). We owe them our heartfelt thanks for going out of their way to do this for us and are looking forward to working with them again in the near future.
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Message 1196282 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 8:50:04 UTC - in response to Message 1196172.
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Kudos to NKOL.!

And Graham....I am speechless with joy. To do this in response to your loss goes beyond words my friend. I would be honored to call you friend tho we've never met.

George and Paddy would be proud!!

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Message 1196288 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 9:11:10 UTC - in response to Message 1196282.

Kudos to NKOL.!

And Graham....I am speechless with joy. To do this in response to your loss goes beyond words my friend. I would be honored to call you friend tho we've never met.

George and Paddy would be proud!!

They shall be duefully honored.

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Message 1196430 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:47:12 UTC - in response to Message 1196288.
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As of today we have mailed a cashiers check to the NKOL offices for payment in full on both of the servers they're building for us. The cashiers check is on its way and is slated to be delivered on 02/21/2012. The tracking number for the check is (USPS) 23083250000036618795.

Not a bad way to kick off a weekend. Not bad at all.

I'll keep everyone updated as the server builds progress.
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Message 1196761 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 8:42:54 UTC

Dang it no Stars yet. Time for the Rolling Pin me thinks.
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Message 1196771 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 9:35:13 UTC - in response to Message 1196761.

Dang it no Stars yet. Time for the Rolling Pin me thinks.

Couldn't you pop down to Berkeley with a pot of green paint?

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Message 1197200 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 5:44:57 UTC - in response to Message 1196771.

Dang it no Stars yet. Time for the Rolling Pin me thinks.

Couldn't you pop down to Berkeley with a pot of green paint?

Not anytime soon.
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Message 1197328 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 16:42:41 UTC - in response to Message 1196430.

Hi,
Sounds great, congrats to all concerned.

However I'm slightly puzzled about something.

There are seemingly a LOT of people involved in the seti project who know a considerable amount regarding computers..

Why then is the build being outsourced? I'd have thought the experise to self build existed in spades:-) And self builds cut costs, unless there is some other factor involved of which I'm unaware.

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Message 1197333 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 16:51:22 UTC - in response to Message 1196430.

Hi,
Me again:-)
I see NASA has just stopped using its last mainframe.. Anyone with any contacts at NASA who might be able to get them to donate the 'redundant' hardware to S@H?

Seems like a waste if that rig is just going to the knackers yard.

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Message 1197363 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 17:49:12 UTC - in response to Message 1197328.

Hi,
Sounds great, congrats to all concerned.

However I'm slightly puzzled about something.

There are seemingly a LOT of people involved in the seti project who know a considerable amount regarding computers..

Why then is the build being outsourced? I'd have thought the experise to self build existed in spades:-) And self builds cut costs, unless there is some other factor involved of which I'm unaware.

Regards

If you read Slavac's post with the specs, you will see that he mentions that our sponsor NKOL is building these computers for us at 10% over cost. That covers their costs of acquiring the correct parts, assembling, and testing before shipment. They are in the business, so they have access to discounts that we would not have available should we try to source everything ourselves. In the end, they are making little if any profit building these computers for Seti. And they have the experience. So in the end, our good sponsor NKOL is a far better choice than one of us trying to assemble a server ourselves. And saving us much money in the process, I am sure.
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Message 1197378 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 18:16:24 UTC - in response to Message 1197363.

Hi,
Sounds great, congrats to all concerned.

However I'm slightly puzzled about something.

There are seemingly a LOT of people involved in the seti project who know a considerable amount regarding computers..

Why then is the build being outsourced? I'd have thought the experise to self build existed in spades:-) And self builds cut costs, unless there is some other factor involved of which I'm unaware.

Regards

If you read Slavac's post with the specs, you will see that he mentions that our sponsor NKOL is building these computers for us at 10% over cost. That covers their costs of acquiring the correct parts, assembling, and testing before shipment. They are in the business, so they have access to discounts that we would not have available should we try to source everything ourselves. In the end, they are making little if any profit building these computers for Seti. And they have the experience. So in the end, our good sponsor NKOL is a far better choice than one of us trying to assemble a server ourselves. And saving us much money in the process, I am sure.


I agree 100% with you Mark, Plus the fact that you also get a factory warranty.
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Message 1197383 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 18:24:08 UTC - in response to Message 1197333.

Big iron needs a lot of power and lot of cooling. Who will pay for it?
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Message 1197385 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 18:27:10 UTC - in response to Message 1197383.

Big iron needs a lot of power and lot of cooling. Who will pay for it?
Tullio

When the new servers are put into service, I believe that some of the old equipment will be decommissioned, so much of that should be an offset.
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Message 1197386 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 18:32:54 UTC - in response to Message 1197383.

Big iron needs a lot of power and lot of cooling. Who will pay for it?
Tullio


Who is paying now? University of California, I suppose. All in all, their electricity bills will be a bit large than now ;)
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