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Message 1063580 - Posted: 5 Jan 2011, 4:02:35 UTC
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Good Evening My Time.

Synergy is on its way and due to arrive Fridy the 8th of January.


Matt has promised that he would let me know of hardware requirements as the new servers are settled in.

Currently, Matt has stated that more 1Gig Drives might be necessary to resolve the Input/Output (I/O) bottleneck with the Master Science Database. I also know that several people have earmarked hardware donations for additional RAM for Synergy.

If someone wants I can explain what Matt is talking about with the I/O bottleneck.

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Message 1063635 - Posted: 5 Jan 2011, 11:54:51 UTC - in response to Message 1063580.  

Pappa, Can we get an idea of where the hardware designated donations leftover(or deficit) currently stands?

From Matt's post, I am wondering if we need to focus towards server-sitting money(aka general SETI funds).

But the lab certainly needs a big enough kitty where they can buy a stack of drives, or memory, or cables, or routers, or replacement parts as well.

A bit of "Color" at this point would be helpful.
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Message 1063912 - Posted: 6 Jan 2011, 7:22:34 UTC - in response to Message 1063635.  

Pappa, Can we get an idea of where the hardware designated donations leftover(or deficit) currently stands?

From Matt's post, I am wondering if we need to focus towards server-sitting money(aka general SETI funds).

But the lab certainly needs a big enough kitty where they can buy a stack of drives, or memory, or cables, or routers, or replacement parts as well.

A bit of "Color" at this point would be helpful.


I would be glad to add the color, if I knew which exact color. So if everyone feels you need to add a bit of funds to the "hardware" coffer, I will not object. I do not know of reserves from the Initial Donations. The "class" of hardware which was purchased is not cheap (even with a discount on a good deal).

As the drives are headed for the HP Servers, Seti is required to purchase them from HP to be covered under the warranty. Then they are the same "approved" type. As this is not "Dogfooded" hardware, Seti has to follow rules to protect that warranty.

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Message 1064446 - Posted: 7 Jan 2011, 22:07:32 UTC

I thought I already have all the equipment ordered ....


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Message 1064829 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 2:09:05 UTC - in response to Message 1064446.  

I thought I already have all the equipment ordered ....


The HP Equipment has arrived and Seti is back in operation. A Team GPU Users Group took time to build a Third New Server. Which arrived Friday. It shows how dedicated Seti Users can accomplish many things.

So as Matt and Crew are tweaking things we are back in a holding pattern. It does not mean that other things are not needed. It means they are not defined yet.

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Message 1064883 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 8:17:38 UTC


When i look at the server status page i´m wondering about a RAM upgrade of some servers with low RAM usage.
Other hardware donations seems to be senseless until the needs aren´t exactly defined.

Keep up your great job.



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Message 1065347 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 21:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 1064829.  

I'm pretty jazzed about all the new equipment and have been waiting for a picture of, or news about, Synergy.

I know I didn't contribute to it, so it isn't like looking at my baby through the nursery's glass, but it would be like peering in on the newborn of a good friend.

Any chance anybody can get even a cell phone photo, or is there one somewhere that I've just missed?
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Message 1065406 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 0:30:56 UTC - in response to Message 1065347.  

There is a pic in the Tech News forum, under the thread title "Running up the hill". It is up and running, but is waiting on the RAM upgrade to show up within the next few days before it is configured and installed into the SETI closet.
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Message 1065701 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 21:43:59 UTC - in response to Message 1065406.  

It looks like someone was eager...
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Message 1108601 - Posted: 22 May 2011, 7:27:47 UTC - in response to Message 1065701.  

Anything new on this front? It'd be nice to know what we could donate to help out.


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Message 1114590 - Posted: 8 Jun 2011, 14:05:10 UTC

Yes, an updated hardware requirements thread would be good. :)
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Message 1114593 - Posted: 8 Jun 2011, 14:16:49 UTC

Pappa is very busy atm. It may be some time before he has the time to give an update.
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Message 1127779 - Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 8:01:56 UTC

And I have been making some inquiries into possible hardware needs.

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Message 1139136 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 1:02:48 UTC

I have noticed that the "Donate Hardware to SETI@home" has not been updated since December of 2008. We need to have this section updated with the latest and greatest of what is needed.

If we know what is needed, then all of us can help in a coordinated effort bring the best equipment to help this great program.
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Message 1139236 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 3:45:52 UTC - in response to Message 1139136.  

I have noticed that the "Donate Hardware to SETI@home" has not been updated since December of 2008. We need to have this section updated with the latest and greatest of what is needed.

If we know what is needed, then all of us can help in a coordinated effort bring the best equipment to help this great program.


Bones-several people have asked for an updated list of hardware needs....we have yet to receive an answer.

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Message 1139286 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 5:40:39 UTC

It is being worked on, one problem at the time.
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Message 1139343 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 7:25:30 UTC

Yes, I am trying.
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Message 1139538 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 19:55:37 UTC - in response to Message 1139286.  
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It is being worked on, one problem at the time.


Uli, with respect, your reply is...almost a put off to people who might have hardware resources to offer. Maybe if we were told what hardware was needed to fix "one problem at the time", we could help out.


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Message 1139649 - Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 0:42:21 UTC - in response to Message 1139538.  

It is being worked on, one problem at the time.


Uli, with respect, your reply is...almost a put off to people who might have hardware resources to offer. Maybe if we were told what hardware was needed to fix "one problem at the time", we could help out.


It's not a put-off at all. In order for the SETI guys to determine what they need, they have to do quite a bit of work. For support see the two most recent threads by Matt in the Tech News Forum.

For example, they've currently put more RAM into Oscar. While more RAM always seems like a good idea, they've been working for over a week to date to determine if the new RAM is actually helping anything. That's $3300 retail worth of RAM.

When they need specific components, they'll let us know. For now, sending them a ton of random hardware won't really help a thing.


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Message 1139651 - Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 0:46:57 UTC - in response to Message 1139538.  

It is being worked on, one problem at the time.


Uli, with respect, your reply is...almost a put off to people who might have hardware resources to offer. Maybe if we were told what hardware was needed to fix "one problem at the time", we could help out.

And as I can get that information....I shall pass it along.
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