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by crashtech
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [SiDock@home] SiDock@home is going to join Gridcoin
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: [SiDock@home] SiDock@home is going to join Gridcoin

Grid con :lol: There are some compelling arguments being made about why blockchain has utility being made by smart people, some of whom I find credible. The current method of "proof of work" has some serious downsides re energy intensity, but with the advent of "proof of stake," these arguments get ...
by crashtech
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Spoiler Tags
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Spoiler Tags

Another use for the spoiler tags is to hide walls of text to streamline the post, only those interested in the information will see it by clicking open the spoiler. However, I noticed some unwanted behavior by the forum software when using dark mode, which I use exclusively. When in dark mode, the b...
by crashtech
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Rosetta python project 1.02 (vbox64) application
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Rosetta python project 1.02 (vbox64) application

The figure I had set was too high, 95% of disk space. I've lowered it a little, and am shopping for a larger SSD. 256GB is too small these days for a 56 thread host. In my case, so much space was consumed that I was unable to log in.
by crashtech
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Rosetta python project 1.02 (vbox64) application
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Rosetta python project 1.02 (vbox64) application

I don't mind vbox jobs, but those are pretty high requirements. I thought I had it figured out by running a limited number of tasks, but it wasn't limited enough!
by crashtech
Sun May 30, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Spoiler Tags
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Spoiler Tags

Well I just learned to use them around images so ppl don't have to see the image unless they want to.
by crashtech
Sun May 30, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: SOLD Ryzen 5 3600
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Ryzen 5 3600

Yeah, I almost was going to keep it as a test/spare CPU, but I keep too much stuff!
by crashtech
Sun May 30, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Spoiler Tags
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Spoiler Tags

Spoiler
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Funny how enabling it didn't fix my OP!
by crashtech
Sun May 30, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Spoiler Tags
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Spoiler Tags

Is there an alternate way to do this, or can it be enabled with this forum software?:

[spoiler]supposed to be hidden[/spoiler]
by crashtech
Sun May 30, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: SOLD Ryzen 5 3600
Replies: 2
Views: 119

SOLD Ryzen 5 3600

SOLD

Ryzen 5 3600, CPU only. $150 plus shipping OBO. US shipping $8.45
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I have a used Wraith Prism cooler that I could include, but it will require a bigger box and higher shipping cost.
by crashtech
Tue May 25, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Web server update/migration
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Web server update/migration

Thanks for keeping the lights on!
by crashtech
Sat May 22, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: SOLD Complete 2x E5-2678v3 system
Replies: 0
Views: 110

SOLD Complete 2x E5-2678v3 system

SOLD to lucky winner Skillz! I have to downsize a bit. Here's what I offer: Asus Z10PCD8/SAS It's CEB form factor and will fit into many ATX type cases. 2x E5-2678v3 CPUs Theses are the same as the 2680v3. 64GB (8x8GB) ECC RAM Pretty generic stuff. I will also include the heatsinks if desired. I'm n...
by crashtech
Sun May 16, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

Well... this probably isn't the proper venue for this discussion. But I will say that utilities that make use of renewables are also deploying energy storage systems as fast as they can, regardless of the energy conversion penalty. That might make plenty of room for dissent against the grid-as-batte...
by crashtech
Sun May 16, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

For the moment, putting my excess energy back on the grid is the perfect energy storage system Only strictly selfishly speaking. California, for instance, still relies on coal burning (out of state and imported) to fill in when renewables aren't meeting demand. Grid is not actual storage, it only a...
by crashtech
Sun May 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

More solar, and more Powerwalls! Might have missed the boat on power wall. Tesla is now only selling them with solar roof systems. They only work when the power goes out too, so it’s pretty expensive for minimal use. Certainly agree with more solar! Well solar doesn't reach its potential without so...
by crashtech
Sun May 16, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

More solar, and more Powerwalls!
by crashtech
Sun May 16, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: Update to this
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Update to this

Thanks for the update!
by crashtech
Sun May 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

Since Threadripper is unlocked, theoretically it could be underclocked to be more like an Epyc. I'm not sure if it is any more cost-effective, though. But for my purposes, I will be staying with the AM4 platform for the foreseeable future. Epyc is too much money, and the old Xeons are too power hung...
by crashtech
Wed May 05, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [WCG] Planned Maintenance on Friday, May 7
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: [WCG] Planned Maintenance on Friday, May 7

In between Javelin Throws, thankfully.
by crashtech
Sun May 02, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Weird issue with hard drive
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Weird issue with hard drive

I might put the drive into another system and see if the problem is replicated there. I use FreeNAS for my NAS, but I don't run GPUs in it either. It's actually my only single-purpose box. Win 7 seems like a sub-optimal choice for a NAS, but if the 280x's need to be in there, it's understandable I g...
by crashtech
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: Proof of Ownership
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Proof of Ownership

I don't.
by crashtech
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: big coolers
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: big coolers

Somewhat related, I would like to find 120mm fans that have durability as their main feature. MTBF is not a spec that is found often when shopping for fans. The priorities in order for 90% of my fan needs: 1. Long life 2. Air flow 3. PWM 4.Noise Last time I searched for dual ball bearing PWM fans, v...
by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: Cost of building the site.
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Cost of building the site.

Looks like a little over $220/month if amortized out over 2 years. I'm willing to sign up for a monthly payment of a percentage of that, if we can get enough others to help.
by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: Server ordered
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Server ordered

Good ol' Westmere! I'm not sure if you will need 32GB, but 4GB is a little light. IIRC, that's a 3-channel memory system, so the optimal memory config would probably be 12, 24, or 48GB for all channels populated evenly.
by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: New domain, possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: New domain, possibly

Good point!

In my ignorance, perhaps I'm overly cautious.
by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: New domain, possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: New domain, possibly

I figured you might be trying to avoid copyright issues, but I don't even know if a volunteer computing project out of Berkeley would even be copyrighted, and even if so, our use of it would probably be allowed if it was not for profit.
by crashtech
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: New domain, possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: New domain, possibly

b-games is alright, but now that you mention it, I like boincgames since it is much less ambiguous.
by crashtech
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: b-games.org

Wow, lots of great ideas! I don't think I can even add anything to it, except perhaps to create a GoFundMe when the time comes to help pay for the site design.
by crashtech
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: b-games.org

I'm gonna have to think about this one for a while!
by crashtech
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

I have had good luck with CPUs, but not perfect luck. I've had quite a few Haswell Xeons get to me with at least one memory channel bad. Looking at prices, performance, and power use, according to my little spreadsheet, the best bang for the buck is simply the 3700X right now. All the Zen3's and Ze...