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by G8torbyte
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3467
Views: 536119

Re: Gun prOn!

Sorry for the necro, but I thought if anybody from this thread still posted here they might like to see this link. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AoJVB8Gr4Fktj9EyZkQ59TYyB1rWgQ?e=HIouwc Back in March, my dad passed from a sudden and awful illness. I've been helping my mom go through his stuff, donating things...
by G8torbyte
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

Virtualized on ESXi 5.5. Hardware passthrough (two IBM sas cards passed through) utilizing a virtualized unraid running .. umm more than 9 drives (storage, OS SSDs, etc). I configured my first DIY unRAID system around two years ago (linked in sig) and it's been a pleasure working with it as a NAS o...
by G8torbyte
Fri May 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

Weird SW, HW, or both? Virtualized on ESXi 5.5. Hardware passthrough (two IBM sas cards passed through) utilizing a virtualized unraid running .. umm more than 9 drives (storage, OS SSDs, etc). I configured my first DIY unRAID system around two years ago (linked in sig) and it's been a pleasure wor...
by G8torbyte
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I've been getting more work units in the past couple of days. Today could be the first time in more than two weeks that my folding slots get close to full utilization. Agree, its been doing well last few days. We've been among the top 5 daily producers lately. The recent software update of F@H vers...
by G8torbyte
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Old mobo hope
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Old mobo hope

True, that hardware is 10+ years outdated but not completely useless. I had an old G41 motherboard I repurposed for my grade school son to use for teaching applications, light gaming and its using Win10. With other left over Core-2 CPUs and DDR2 RAM I repurposed them in Q45 mobos for backup file ser...
by G8torbyte
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I noticed the shift in focus as well. More CPU projects going toward coronavirus research. I'm getting work units fairly consistent each day now. Mostly CPU projects with a few working the GPUs on the older protein folding simulations. Keep'em coming F@H, glad to help any way possible.
by G8torbyte
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

That map ignores the fact that for many, essential services such as grocery stores are often much more than 2 miles away. I guarantee you that's why Essex County VT is red; there's nothing out there other than trees and a few people. I agree. This is something the reader has to keep in mind as you ...
by G8torbyte
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Picked up this project this morning: "Project 13862 Disease Type: covid-19 This is a SARS2-nCoV-2 protein. It's called the 3CL-PRO, or the 3CL-like proteinase. It turns out that the virus actually generates all its proteins as one giant "polyprotein" and then chops the protein up to l...
by G8torbyte
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

FYI, the following lists are the project series Temple University is managing through F@H related to the COVID-19 efforts: "These projects are CPU projects to simulate COVID-19 proteins to learn about their dynamics and function. These supplement high-priority GPU projects of the main protease ...
by G8torbyte
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Seems I'm picking up more projects from Washington University, St Louis now: "CORONAVIRUS PROJECT Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) protease - potential drug target These are high-priority **CPU** projects to simulate the main protease of the COVID-19. At the time of release, this...
by G8torbyte
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Newer coronavirus related projects are coming out. I just received this project recently as a work unit: "Project 16404 This project is simulating the Nucleoprotein RNA-binding domain of SARS-CoV-2. More details incoming! This project is managed by at Washington University in St. Louis. Sukrit ...
by G8torbyte
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Yes, they do seem to coming in more frequent today. Been running projects without much idle time since this morning on 2 desktops and 3 unRAID servers. I'll keep them going if the distributed work flow stays consistent.
by G8torbyte
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

NY is going into shut down mode. Likely we will doing the same in NJ as well...Anyway, here's something to lighten the mood...

by G8torbyte
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Ugh, sad news from NJ on seven members in a family devastated by this. Be careful folks.
by G8torbyte
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

The Swamp wrote:
I can't get any work units. And, I still can't transmit completed work units. This has to more than just network congestion. Anyone know what's up?


Is proximity a factor? Just about all the projects I'm receiving are managed by Temple University. They are are not far from me in Philly.
by G8torbyte
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Doing what I can to help running on older hardware: three servers and an X99 system with a GTX1080 = 18 CPU cores and the 1080 GPU at the ready now
Work units have been coming in intermittently with about half the projects related to the coronavirus.
by G8torbyte
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

"some media"? Was that your way of not saying "some random Internet nutjob"? :lol: Even though I'm trying to be a good Bayesian here I still think chances are very good you're wasting your time with this, but if you're going to be stuck in your house for a while anyway, then kno...
by G8torbyte
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

[My father is Type O and he thinks I'm stupid but the rest of my family are Type B and their reaction to my ideas is never as extreme as my father's. [ :D OK, Igor that made me chuckle. I don't think blood types will have much of correlation but I'm not a biochemist. I do have an A-blood type but I...
by G8torbyte
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I'm having some problems getting work units. It sometimes takes over an hour to receive a new unit. Not sure what's up with that. Yeah, I noticed a delay as well last night as I was installing F@H. My WebUI was in a ready status for some time before the projects loaded. After selecting "Any di...
by G8torbyte
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 108
Views: 3266

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

I'd like to get back in the fight. I participated in F@H some years ago for disease/protein research. Also if you are an unRAID user their administration just posted information how to utilize the software (BOINC or F@H) with unRAID for COVID-19 research. I'll see if I can add that to my NAS system....
by G8torbyte
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://www.foxnews.com/media/woman-coronavirus-hysteria-out-of-control Similarly, with this COVID-19 case She had cold/flu-like symptoms and did not know she had COVID-19 till afterwards. Since it got loose from China and spread there are probably many more who have it and are carrying on without ...
by G8torbyte
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Build Randomly Requires Multiple Starts
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: New Build Randomly Requires Multiple Starts

Very likely something shook loose during the transport. Handlers don't give a flip if it's marked fragile and throw every box around like Ace Ventura. 7YrpmZFixp0 I've learned when shipping PC's I've built for friends/family to pack the case interior with paper or some packing material to keep cable...
by G8torbyte
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: I'm Upgrading and Seeking Factual Opinions.
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: I'm Upgrading and Seeking Factual Opinions.

Looks like a good selection of parts. My last two major builds were with Corsair cases and I've been pleased with them having plenty of space and making cable management easy. My typical computer usage does not require multi-cores otherwise I would have also went with a Ryzen. I used an MSI board on...
by G8torbyte
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rise of Skywalker spoilers
Replies: 85
Views: 1737

Re: Rise of Skywalker spoilers

I liked the action, the overall story (for what it could be after TLJ). Look I was not a huge fan of TLJ and they wasted a lot of character development that they had to cram into TROS. To me TROS was fun again it was Star Wars and told a story that went somewhere. It is not a perfect movie by any m...
by G8torbyte
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 48
Views: 1590

Re: The Mandalorian

I'm ready to sign up mainly for Mandalorian and the upcoming Kenobi series. Multiple reports today of technical difficulties and log-on issues with Disney +. Once they get the glitches worked out I'll get on board. My kids are fans of the Clone Wars and Rebels series and like me they enjoyed Rogue O...
by G8torbyte
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Can we take a moment to talk about headphones!
Replies: 15
Views: 4694

Re: Can we take a moment to talk about headphones!

For sound quality I prefer circumaural headphones over the In-Ear-Monitors (IEM) "buds." However I do want the mobility of the IEMs and recently been considering getting some good quality ones <$100. Been looking specifically at the Tin Audio T-series at Linsoul.com which (Mass)Drop.com di...
by G8torbyte
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 47582

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Oh an I forgot......Obi-Wan! Yes that one. It was announced at D23 that McGregor will be reprising this role and having his own show. While no exact details have been released as a fan I always felt that Kenobi's > (whiney) Skywalker's. Yes, Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan was a bright spot in the prequels...
by G8torbyte
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 47582

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Yeah, I've always thought a Mandalorian side project would be a good way to go since the Boba Fett lore is a fan favorite. I once had an original Boba action figure from the 1970's but traded my cousin for some other toy. Oh well, no way I could have known 40 years ago that was not a good decision. ...
by G8torbyte
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 47582

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Hey if they could bring back Darth Maul with robot legs, couldn't they bring back Snoke with robot legs? Whether or not they should is another matter entirely! Thanks for that link to Mauler's videos. There were quite a few things explained there I didn't notice (but my brain did). Well looks like ...
by G8torbyte
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3074

Re: College Football 2019

Good job GATORS! Nice win over Auburn.
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