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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    Yeah, the casters fit straight into holes drilled directly into the upright posts (the two 2x4s and two 2x6s). I was expecting to crumble when I had the cabinet fully loaded, but these casters proved very sturdy: they were replacement casters for a couch, I believe.
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    Yep. basic construction pine 2x4s and 2x6s are dirt cheap, sand down relatively well, and take stain readily.
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    FYI - I built a 21U cabinet many years ago and it was an afternoon's work that cost less than $100. The most expensive thing was the metal rails themselves, for $63 back then. I think I posted it around here somewhere but it was over a decade ago...
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    I work for AWS, but this kit is a combination of my home lab and DR sites for a few customers that I support through a consulting gig I run on the side.
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    Crazy that this thread is twelve years old. How things have evolved in that time. My home office / moonlighting gig setup is currently a three-host ESX6.7 cluster with a dedicated FreeNAS SAN over a 10gig fiber network (prices are what I paid on eBay): Each host (3): Supermicro X9SRi8-F...
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    Hit a Folding (Stanford) milestone? Post it here:

    It took me sixteen years, but I've made it to a billion: I started folding on 04-04-04 and it took me over eleven years to hit 100 million. The next 900 million took five.
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    I posted pics in the Network pics thread, but I finally got my ESX lab up and running around a much more performant iSCSI SAN. ESX1 ESX2 ESX3 ESX 5.1 Supermicro H8SGL-F motherboard Opteron 6128 8 cores @ 2 GHz 32GB PC1333 RAM Mellanox ConnectX 10g HBA switch Fujitsu XG2000 10Gig switch SAN1...
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    Network pics thread

    I finally organized all of my kit into a single cabinet in my garage (most pics are linkable to very large version). First, the crappy attempt at a panoramic shot to capture the whole cabinet: Top of cabinet: Bottom of cabinet. Mind the gaps between the 4U enclosures. I bought some...
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    Pictures of your DC rigs

    Last week I retired two of my Supermicro H8QME-2 4P folders that I've had around for many years now. When they got rid of BigAdv my total production dropped to around 100k PPD and I was sad, but then last week I realized the power of GPU folding, bought a pair of GTX1080s and dropped them onto...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    This is a beautiful setup. And 44 cores/256GB RAM? Damn! What are you planning on doing with this beast?
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    Now that -bigAdv is gone, what are the advantages of folding on Ubuntu over Windows?

    So for CPU-only boxes, there isn't much of a difference between Linux and Windows, then? What about the additional scripts like Langouste or Kraken? Last night I ran the fahinstall script from the setup guide and it installed everything but when I launched the auto-installed v6 client, the...
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    Now that -bigAdv is gone, what are the advantages of folding on Ubuntu over Windows?

    If I recall, one of the primary drives for folding on an Ubuntu box was that the -bigAdv option was Linux only. Now that it is no longer A Thing, are there any PPD benefits to folding on Linux over Windows? [I've just flattened a folding box and am rebuilding it and I realize how much I...
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    Help Troubleshoot GRO_A7 vs GRO_A4 issue?

    So I've recently set up three more folders and I am getting wildly different PPD and TPF scores for them, even though they are identical, hardware-wise. The machines are all Windows servers, running on 16GB RAM 8-core AMD Opteron 6128 processors @ 2GHz. Two of the three servers are running...
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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    How about resizing those pictures, bud?
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    What's that you say? Lab environments are helpful?
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