Ragnar Dan wrote:
cass: You're kind of crazy spending all that electricity money for F@H.
Well I did commit to host TRF. And I have had most all of the single core stuff off for a long time because the power bill got to be ungainly.
This was a special occasion so I fired up what I could without spending a lot of time, and it gave me a chance to incorporate Notfred's stuff which has been a goal of mine since Notfred announced the "universal" 64bit or 32bit diskless.
I did the math a while ago, and that is why I am going with the Brisbane x2's. $30. mb's, and $65.00 cpu's and $25.00 for 1gig of ram makes a very cost efficient points maker that replaces from 4 to 6 Athlons, and uses about 20W less power than one of the palomino power piggies. I was spending $200/month on power, and I turned off the farm and started buying stuff using the savings. Updating my 6 work pcs was a write off, but the farm is my dime.
I'll probably retire all the xp1600-xp1800-xp2000-xp2200's and only keep the tbred 2400 up stuff in TRF now. I will have enough from my rejects to populate TRF's 13 nodes with good boards and procs.
I will let all my x2's complete the TRF WU they are currently on then switch.