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Message 1292224 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 21:35:06 UTC

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Nice work everyone - keep 'em coming!

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Message 1292264 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 23:50:18 UTC - in response to Message 1291931.

3TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844


Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $150USD is a freaking steal!

I will see what I can dig up.

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Message 1292266 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 23:51:19 UTC - in response to Message 1292264.

3TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844


Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $150USD is a freaking steal!

I will see what I can dig up.

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Message 1292267 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 23:51:25 UTC - in response to Message 1292266.

Current Fundraiser Donors to the Hydrogen Array + SETI Storage System:

JRidder - $20
Ghani - $100
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
Unknown - $200
Bill G - $25
Lelton Woodham - $50
TheClap - $25 (SETI)



Goal: $1800
Total Raised: $445
Total Remaining: $1355
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Message 1292298 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 3:00:56 UTC

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Message 1292316 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 4:23:20 UTC

SETI@home - $100.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1292338 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 5:42:13 UTC
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有翻译没?
看不懂。

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Message 1292340 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 6:12:59 UTC - in response to Message 1292338.

有翻译没?
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捐錢.
詳細既用GOOGLE TRANSLATE翻譯吧.

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Message 1292463 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:24:51 UTC
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Guys, if you're trying to use RAID 1 (as it seems like you are since you say 20 x 2 disks), you're probably going to need 2 cases to keep them separate in case one is lost or damaged. You could probably get by with using some major compression if need be. It can be compressed and uncompressed in real-time via Linux or Windows, though Linux will offer more options for compression algorithms.

Also, if anyone wants to take a look, I've got something going as well.
http://www.gofundme.com/18zs84

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Message 1292470 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:34:20 UTC - in response to Message 1292169.

As we have surpassed our goal for the Green Bank Telescope Array, Mr. Kevvy has offered to continue his matching pledge onto our Hydrogen Array Project.

This array has two functions:

1. One portion of the JBOD will provide storage requirements for Dr. Korpela's Hydrogen Survey.

2. The remaining portion will serve as a test bed for on site storage for SETI at Home. Should the on site storage work out like we're hoping, we'll be able to significantly reduce the data storage costs for SETI by a large factor.

Needs: At the time of this post we currently need to fund only 15 2TB drives to finish out this project. The total cost we need to raise is $1675.00 to fund these remaining drives.

You can contribute to this project by visiting:

1. General Pool for our Hydrogen Project http://www.gpuug.org/content/setihome-hydrogen-survey-seti-storage-array-hard-drives

2. Donate a drive itself ($120 per drive) http://www.gpuug.org/content/cash-4-drive-hitachi-gst-deskstar-7k3000-hds723020bla642-2tb


Seriously, you're using JBOD?! If even one disk fails, you lose everything. Use either RAID 1+0, RAID 5 or (my favorite) RAID 6.

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Message 1292480 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:54:40 UTC - in response to Message 1292470.
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As we have surpassed our goal for the Green Bank Telescope Array, Mr. Kevvy has offered to continue his matching pledge onto our Hydrogen Array Project.

This array has two functions:

1. One portion of the JBOD will provide storage requirements for Dr. Korpela's Hydrogen Survey.

2. The remaining portion will serve as a test bed for on site storage for SETI at Home. Should the on site storage work out like we're hoping, we'll be able to significantly reduce the data storage costs for SETI by a large factor.

Needs: At the time of this post we currently need to fund only 15 2TB drives to finish out this project. The total cost we need to raise is $1675.00 to fund these remaining drives.

You can contribute to this project by visiting:

1. General Pool for our Hydrogen Project http://www.gpuug.org/content/setihome-hydrogen-survey-seti-storage-array-hard-drives

2. Donate a drive itself ($120 per drive) http://www.gpuug.org/content/cash-4-drive-hitachi-gst-deskstar-7k3000-hds723020bla642-2tb


Seriously, you're using JBOD?! If even one disk fails, you lose everything. Use either RAID 1+0, RAID 5 or (my favorite) RAID 6.


Your work units are being served off of a JBOD right now that we built using the same partition system.
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Message 1292496 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 18:28:59 UTC - in response to Message 1292480.

Current Fundraiser Donors to the Hydrogen Array + SETI Storage System:

JRidder - $20
Ghani - $100
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
Unknown - $200
Bill G - $25
Lelton Woodham - $50
TheClap - $25 (SETI)
BDog - $100 (SETI)
SBHink - $100
Margo - $10
Unknown - $50
Mike C - $100
CiscoM - $100
Pjvj77 - $15


Goal: $1800
Total Raised: $920
Total Remaining: $880


Big thanks to all of our generous donors. We're closing in on finishing this fundraiser up as well.
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Message 1292628 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 0:59:00 UTC

Current Fundraiser Donors to the Hydrogen Array + SETI Storage System:

JRidder - $20
Ghani - $100
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
Unknown - $200
Bill G - $25
Lelton Woodham - $50
TheClap - $25 (SETI)
BDog - $100 (SETI)
SBHink - $100
Margo - $10
Unknown - $50
Mike C - $100
CiscoM - $100
Pjvj77 - $15
Unknown - $100
Bobo - $100
Unknown -$100
MrMac52 -$120 (donated a drive)


Goal: $1800
Total Raised: $1340
Total Remaining: $460


Big thanks to all of our generous donors. We're closing in on finishing this fundraiser up as well.

*If the name shows 'Unknown' it simply means the donation didn't include a SETI user name or project ID. If you see your donation as unknown please get in touch with me via email.
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Message 1292665 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 2:43:01 UTC

What can I say... this fundraising weekend has completely exceeded my expectations.

I expected that maybe we'd collect $930 for the Green Bank Data Transport package in three days. Instead, that was collected in only a few hours, and we've taken in...

$3419.43

Not only was the Green Bank Package taken care of completely by donors without me having to match donations, but we're only a few hundred from also getting the Hydrogen Array + SETI Storage System, and it isn't even Monday yet! This would leave me nothing to kick in for.

The original promise was that I would match contributions up to $930, half of the original amount required for the Green Bank Package. Even though far less than this is now required, I would be doing a disservice to this awesomely generous community if I did any less, so...

Thank you for your gift of $930.00 via Visa on 10/07/2012.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $930.00

Your confirmation number is:
98420


Any excess funds donated through GPUUG can be put to work on the next project by Slavac, who I'd like to thank for doing an amazing and diligent job tracking all the donations while I was busy with other things this weekend.

Thank you again to everyone who donated!
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Message 1292700 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 4:12:32 UTC - in response to Message 1292665.
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Summary of Donations:

Green Bank Telescope Data Transport Package (20 2TB drives and protective Turtle Case)

Cumulative Donors + Totals for SETI Green Bank Telescope Package

GamerNetz - $60
MarkJ - $500
Mark S. - $100
Angela Korpela - $100
Minitor - $10
Fred E. $50
Speedbump - $100
Paul - $50
Geyser - $10
Arvid - $50
Mark K - $30
Xael - $180 (SETI)
Unknown - $19.23
GS - $10.00
Zerauth - $10.00
AppMech72 - $25.00
Sp@aceNv@der - $100.00
Gi1effe - $10.00
Unknown - $0.20
Unknown - $50.00
4Pablo2 - $20.00
Vincent - $15.00
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
JD - $10.00
Signots - $10.00
Unknown - $10.00
Unknown - $60.00
BlackD - $50.00
Dr. Doug - $100
Rick A. Sponholz - $10.00
Jazzwitherspoon - $25
Unknown - $20
Stephen Pisk - $20
Unknown - $10
Luis de la Garza - $50 (SETI)
Katsche - $100.00 (SETI)

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Goal = $1880
Total Donated via SETI Website: $330
Total Donated via GPUUG: $1669.43
Total Collected for this fundraiser: $1999.43

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Hydrogen Survey / SETI Data Storage Hard Drive Fundraiser

Donors to the Hydrogen Array + SETI Storage System:

JRidder - $20
Ghani - $100
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
Unknown - $200
Bill G - $25
Lelton Woodham - $50
TheClap - $25 (SETI)
BDog - $100 (SETI)
SBHink - $100
Margo - $10
Unknown - $50
Mike C - $100
CiscoM - $100
Pjvj77 - $15
Unknown - $100
Bobo - $100
Unknown -$100
MrMac52 -$120 (donated a drive)
Phijames - $25
Jerold Russell - $50
Mr. Kevvy - $930 (SETI)

Goal: $1800
Total Raised via SETI Website: $1055
Total Raised via GPUUG: $1290
Total Collected for this Fundraiser: $2345

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Hardware Purchases:

QTY 12 Green Bank Transport Drives (For purchase by SETI) (Order Pending)
QTY 8 Green bank Transport Drives Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)
QTY 1 Turtle Waterproof Hard Drive Transport Case Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)
QTY 16 Hydrogen / SETI Storage Array Hard Drives Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)

We've ordered all of the above (minus the drives for SETI to order) as of today. You can see these purchases by visiting http://www.gpuug.org/purchases

That wraps up this fundraiser for the weekend. I'd like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a huge success. In one fell swoop, thanks to the initiative of Mr. Kevvy we have finished two projects for SETI at Home.

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What this fundraiser means for the project:

Green Bank:

SETI at Home will now have 20 2TB hard drives (total of 40TB) with which to transport data between our observation telescopes and the SETI labs. These drives specifically are Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Drives.

Thanks to this fundraiser they will also have a Turtle Hard Drive Transport case which is essentially a Pelican case specifically designed for 20 hard drives at a go. We've tested these cases now for several months and thus far they've performed great. They're a huge improvement over our standard cardboard and foam transport boxes. This case is specifically the case found at this link http://www.turtlecase.com/productdetails.aspx?productid=603

Hydrogen / SETI Storage Array:

We've purchased the remaining 16 hard drives for the SETI Hydrogen / Storage array. For those unaware, this array will utilize one partition of drives to fulfill the needs of the lab's Hydrogen Array. The other partition will serve as a test bed for SETI Data Storage.

Our hopes are that in house data storage will be successful. If so, we will be moving toward increasing our in house data storage for SETI at Home, a prospect which will save the lab a significant amount of money which in turn will free up funding for other improvements in the lab.

Prior to this Weekend Fundraiser, we had purchased 20 drives for the Hydrogen / Storage array and when coupled with today's purchases, we've completely filled the JBOD.

For this array we've purchased 36 of these drives in total http://www.compsource.com/pn/0F12115/Hitachi_196/Deskstar-7k3000-Hds723020bla642-Hard-Drive/

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Closing Notes:

I'd like to sincerely thank Mr. Kevvy for spearheading this fundraising weekend and our wonderful donors for contributing a stunning amount of funds. It makes me proud to see so many donors helping to improve the infrastructure of this project.

Lastly if you'd like to help contribute to SETI, please consider a donation to the 2012 Marathon Pledge Drive. You can read all about this fundraiser by visiting http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=68862
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Message 1292716 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 5:06:42 UTC

They got this completed...Watch for new Funding drives as they come up.
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