I was in the lab and tried to take stock of our machines, it actually looks like we done have anything worth donating.
Stripped and recycled:
3x Dell Optiplex mini towers
1x FLat Style Dell Optiplex
1x tower of unknown make/origin
Stuff we have, but isnt up and running:
Dell Precision 620 - pentium 3 1.0 ghz 256mb ram DVD, No HDDs, boots, has ubuntu 8.1 CD in drive
NEC PowerMate Pro2200 - Some kind of server, seems to be complete, no video out but turns on
HP Vectra Xu - 2x Pentium Pro...seems mostly complete, too cool to toss.
2x big dell server - not sure about them. mek and i had the one near the door running once, but i think the drives were bad (?)
2x SG Iris Indigo - havent tried turning them on
Imac (blue) - boots os 9.1 works great has photoshop...great machine!!!
Imac (red) - boots, no hdd, i think someone pulled it last semester, can be fixed?
Stuff we might be able to get rid of:
Garak + Big Garak - ancient hard drive enclosures, not sure if anyone wants to keep them
Some massive battery backup - looks partially disassembled, seems like a fire hazzard, can we get rid of this? battery needs to be disposed of correctly.
Compaq Presario (fairly new) - mostly stripped, its the silver and black one thats been floating around...bad mobo?
Paper tray from a copy machine - where did this come from??
Epson stylus color 640 - in a box, no clue if it works.
HP 25000 CM - the monster printer on top of the back table...does it work? can we get rid of it?
Machines coming in:
I went down to Votey122 but didnt see anyone around to ask for that machine
I have the three Big suns at my house (grant st downtown) and need to get them up here somehow (i can take them in my vw one at a time, but wont be able to carry them to the elevator on my own)
Cluster Project Plans:
been doing more reading, I think we can have it up pretty soon, but once its up what are we going to do with it? how are we going to cool it? i don't have any cooling ideas, but in terms of a use for it I was looking into some ways to volunteer processor time (BONIC projects specifically), as of now, SETI@home and SIMAP@home(which is a similar project to fold@home) seem to be the only ones with a SPARC client, and both may require replacing our debian installs with freeBSD or openSolaris (hopefully someone with a better understanding of this than I can confirm this). . . quite a pita, but if it has to be done I don't mind doing it.
lets drink it! hack your mood/vision/balance/judgment!
On Aug 19, 2009, at 6:10 AM, Andrew Guertin wrote:
Andrew Guertin wrote:
Prices actually go desktop 2G < server 4G < desktop 2G.
Oops, obviously here I meant
desktop 2G < server 4G < desktop 4G