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  1. agrikk

    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.
  2. agrikk

    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.
  3. agrikk

    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...
  4. agrikk

    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.
  5. agrikk

    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...
  6. agrikk

    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.
  7. agrikk

    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...
  8. agrikk

    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...
  9. agrikk

    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...
  10. agrikk

    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?
  11. agrikk

    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...
  12. agrikk

    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...
  13. agrikk

    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...
  14. agrikk

    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    How about resizing those pictures, bud?
  15. agrikk

    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    What's that you say? Lab environments are helpful?
  16. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    Holy crap! Don't store oily rags or paint, eh?
  17. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    MRTG running off of an external environment probe connected to one of my UPSes shows me that during any given day temperatures in the garage vary roughly 8 degrees over the course of the day. I keep temps somewhat regulated by the two window fans I have running to keep air circulating (one...
  18. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    Since moving to AWS, I don't have anywhere near as large a collection of gear (and therefore gear pics). So I've instead put together diagrams of what I'm doing now. Four locations: Home / classic data center / two AWS regions geo-load balanced behind Route 53. All connected via VPN...
  19. agrikk

    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    Speed per core becomes relevant in gaming and other single core applications where a thread has only one core's worth of clock speed to play with. The i7 is ultimately a consumer CPU with an instruction set optimized accordingly. In a multithreaded application, like video or audio rendering...
  20. agrikk

    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    To what are you connecting the Brocade adapters? Do you already have a 10G switch or are you just doing a crossover connection between these two machines?
  21. agrikk

    WoW! are dual cpu systems THAT uncommon?

    I've had my pair of Dell T5400 Precisions for about four years now (dual Xeon 4-core) and while they've been great as my audio production workstations, if I had the spare cash for a new i7 system I would totally go that route. They're rock solid machines, but very power hungry and hot. Once...
  22. agrikk

    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    Nth-ing the 120mm fan divider. My 4220 is tolerable with several undervolted 120mm fans in the divider instead of the shrieking howl of the 80mms.
  23. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    And that's bullshit, as well. :) They are basically trying to cash in on aftermarket resale of their products, punishing people for trying to reclaim residual value from obsolete gear by selling on eBay or CL or whatever. As if Joe Blow, resident IT hobbyist, is going to spend $100 on a...
  24. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    This. This bullshit right here makes me completely nuts. What possible reason, besides filthy lucre, would you have for putting drivers and updates behind a warranty roadblock? F*ck you, HP. :mad:
  25. agrikk

    Hit a Folding (Stanford) milestone? Post it here:

    Congrats! I've been looking to get back onto the front page of team 33 for a while now and I'm 4 weeks away. A pity that so many of us have gone grey these days...
  26. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    ^^^ That is just sad. A wiring closet only days old and looking like that? Strangest thing is how they put in U brackets for wiring, so they did have an eye towards structured wiring, but they still ended up with a crappy looking 2 post. This is the best arrangement. Free colo space and...
  27. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    Hey FLECOM, If you are in a data center, what is the need for UPS protection? Doesn't reliable power come with your hosting agreement?
  28. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    It's actually three plugs into two outlets. Each of the folder servers are on their own 1000KVA UPS (Smart-UPS 1000) while everything else is on the third UPS which is a Smart-UPS 1500. The pair of UPSes are on the visible plug which is a 20am outlet, while the other is on a 15amp circuit...
  29. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    I moved out of state recently and my wooden 21U cabinet didn't get packed by the movers and was left behind. Mercifully they took all the gear out of it... Any rate, it was an excuse to buy a 42U cabinet and get all of my gear in one place (all of my home gear- my data center gear lives on...
  30. agrikk

    Who's left crunching f@h?

    Welcome to the [H] and I hope you find success with your project! Like others have mentioned, I find it hard to jump teams as I've been here for over a decade now, and looking at a stats page like folding.EOC and seeing ASFDAfdt345345sd#@$%#$%34 for a user name instead of "Agrikk" is kind of...
  31. agrikk

    Who's left crunching f@h?

    Fourth is the third place of losers. :D
  32. agrikk

    Who's left crunching f@h?

    You can't go back, son. Like heater core based cooling setups and dremel mods, I have the feeling that we've reached the high water mark for [H] DC and people will have moved on to other things. The king is dead. Long live the king.
  33. agrikk

    What brand of power protection do you use?

    I've had three APC rackmount UPSes in service for about seven years now (two SmartUPS 1000 and one SmartUPS 1500). I've replaced the batteries on them once each about four years in because they alerted, but the devices have been rock solid the whole time. I live on an island with 95% reliable...
  34. agrikk

    Network pics thread

    Here's the clip on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1oyFaOpJOo Pretty horrible, actually.
  35. agrikk

    Official Red's server room thread

    Supermicro makes great gear and I, too, love the IPMI port. It's nice having a dedicated switch for the IPMI ports that is segmented from normal LAN traffic. All of my whitebox server stuff is based around Supermicro motherboards and cases.
  36. agrikk

    Who's left crunching f@h?

    I have a pair of 4P folders that I'll keep folding until BA goes away, then we'll see. I posted for the first time over at the folding forums around this whole BA thing, and then grew quickly tired of all the bullshit. I fold, if only because I've been folding since '04 and habit keeps me going...
  37. agrikk

    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    Don't cringe. The Server 2012 iSCSI target as well as the iSCSI software target for Windows are rock solid. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19867
  38. agrikk

    My new F@H stats site hosted on AWS (in progress)

    Added activity pages (work units and points per day) and summary pages (current score and current WU per day) for teams and users. And did some database optimizations. http://folding.rainwalk.net
  39. agrikk

    Not getting BA Credit for WUs?

    Well shit. My P8101 has dropped out of bonus points for the second time on this box, when in the six months prior I hadn't failed a single BA WU. Have deadlines been tightened up on BA WUs? edit: I just installed the Kraken and hopefully it drops my TPF back below deadlines.
  40. agrikk

    Not getting BA Credit for WUs?

    Did that change recently? I'd been collecting BA points on FAH4 for months previously and now I can't anymore? edit: wierd. I rebooted the box to check something else and TPF dropped to 34:11. Huh.
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