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Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 11 January 2009 à 22:18:14
The SG-Booster is an account which we use to give "old" hardware a second chance. One of our members, RealSanta, collects all the hardware that our members want to donate and builds complete systems out of this. These additional PCs are hosted from different members.
 
For the race we can use the Booster-Account and the "weak account key" for people who don't want to create their own account at POEM.
 
But you can build up your own "accumulative account" of course...it's just an offer.
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Black Hole Sun on 11 January 2009 à 22:19:47
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The SG-Booster is an account which we use to give "old" hardware a second chance. One of our members, RealSanta, collects all the hardware that our members want to donate and builds complete systems out of this. These additional PCs are hosted from different members.
 
For the race we can use the Booster-Account and the "weak account key" for people who don't want to create their own account at POEM.
 
But you can build up your own "accumulative account" of course...it's just an offer.


Nice concept :love:
One of our teams had something similar at the Seti Classic era : it was called "les Vieux Croutons" (if someone can translate :jap:). These were quite out of age machines, like a 486DX2 66 that I built to crunch the longest valid Seti wu (3.3x) : something like nearly 14 days of non-stop crunch :lol:

But your concept of CPU revival and hosting at members' is pretty interesting :love:
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Alexander Klietz1 on 11 January 2009 à 22:32:04
Quote from: Black Hole Sun

One of our teams had something similar at the Seti Classic era : it was called "les Vieux Croutons" (if someone can translate :jap:). These were quite out of age machines, like a 486DX2 66 that I built to crunch the longest valid Seti wu (3.3x) : something like nearly 14 days of non-stop crunch :lol:

But your concept of CPU revival and hosting at members' is pretty interesting :love:


I thought a crouton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crouton) is something to be found in ones soup or salad. :D

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/Semmelwuerfel_geroestet.jpg/180px-Semmelwuerfel_geroestet.jpg)

/completely offtopic/

During Seti Classic I was member of a team called no disco (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=1694886) where we tried to run Seti@home as slow as possible. Most members also used 486 pcs. I did not have one at that time, so instead I used this puppy here:

(http://charity.boinc.fr/mesimages/3516/6x86P150.png)

It could be clocked at 1x bus clock (unlike a Pentium), so I managed to run it at 50 MHz core clock and at this clock it was not faster than an Intel 486 because it had a weak FPU.

Since I wasn't satisfied with its slowness, I wanted to take it to the hilt and managed to install and run SETI@home and Windows 98 on a 386SX with only 5 MB RAM and no floating-point unit present. This thingie was so incredibly slow, it would have taken several months to finish one workunit. Unfortunately it crashed after a few weeks and I never finished a result on it.  :lol:

As you can see on the link above, I finished a mere 19 Classic workunits on this account, which took me more than 10.000 cpu hours, so on average it took 23 days to finish one unit.

Believe me, I had a lot of fun with this nonsense.  :)

/completely offtopic/

Regards
Alex



Thx a lot, Black Hole Sun, got your message. :hello:

Well, just to reply to your last question: Yes, we were aware of that 'deadline', but we didn't care about it, to tell the truth. This team no disco was not really for doing science, only for having fun. :)

Alex
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: alipse on 11 January 2009 à 22:33:23
:lol: funny
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Black Hole Sun on 11 January 2009 à 22:35:08
Alexander Klietz1 : yeah, vintage crunching :love:

Did you know that seti classic wus were valid for only 15 days ? after that, they were sent again to other hosts ;)


PS : I had to recreate a dedicated topic as it was very off topic into the other one :D
But I had a problem to give you back your above post.
Now solved, thanks :jap:
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 11 January 2009 à 22:49:19
Hi everybody...

good to know, that some people are interested in about these theme.

For more informations you can check our public thread in our SETI.Germany-forum...

http://board.setigermany.de/forumdisplay.php?f=55


btw: The SG-Booster is now a member of the Charity Team...


AND... maybe some of the people here are interested to crunch on this account... feel free to contact me!


best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 12 January 2009 à 05:08:05
Great; My way to take part, because i don't want to register in one more project. :)

And as you say, the SG-Booster is now member, i can test the "Weak account key" ;)
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 12 January 2009 à 21:58:22
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Hi everybody...

good to know, that some people are interested in about these theme.

For more informations you can check our public thread in our SETI.Germany-forum...

http://board.setigermany.de/forumdisplay.php?f=55


btw: The SG-Booster is now a member of the Charity Team...


AND... maybe some of the people here are interested to crunch on this account... feel free to contact me!


best RS


As RS know i've attached my old AMD 2200+ for the Charity Crunch to the Booster-Account :) Very simple, just copy the xml file into the boinc-folder and restart boinc.
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 14 January 2009 à 23:54:31
.. well...

the first 4 guest-cruncher are arrived at the Booster-Acc...

many thx!!!


Be welcome... watch http://board.setigermany.de/showthread.php?t=2741


best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 23 January 2009 à 19:55:17
Hi benefit crunchers...

i will renew my offer to crunch the benefit-crunch at the SG-Booster...

pls visit http://board.setigermany.de/showthread.php?t=2741 and follow the hints (in english too) .. the nessesary file you find also there (one post later in the attached files)

Best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Black Hole Sun on 23 January 2009 à 20:47:22
Sorry Santa, my Duron 1300 I planned to add to the Booster account doesn't want to boot anymore. The motherboard is dead (or may be the RAM). RIP.
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Mete_SG on 23 January 2009 à 21:02:08
Quote from: Black Hole Sun
Sorry Santa, my Duron 1300 I planned to add to the Booster account doesn't want to boot anymore. The motherboard is dead (or may be the RAM). RIP.


I got some RAM here that may fit (DDR PC3200, maybe also some SD PC133). If you can evaluate that you need it just PM me your address and it is on its way by tomorrow. Just don't have any MoBos left, so no help from this side)
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Black Hole Sun on 23 January 2009 à 21:27:52
Thanks for your offer :jap:

No bip at boot, no fans spinning, so the dead mobo is my first guess. I tried the 3 ram sticks I have one after the others (2x128 single side and 1x256 double sided) but no sign of life.

I have serious doubts on the mobo: the mofsets seem to have leaked. So changing ram sticks won't help I guess.
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 23 January 2009 à 21:51:29
Hi BlackHoleSun..

thx for information...!
maybe next time ;)


btw.... last chance to attach Poem at SG-Booster-Account ('til the official lauch at 24th of january 09)

but feel free to join during the crunch... watch the posted URL (see my last post)

LETS ROCK THE SERVER FOR BENEFIT!!!



best RS


Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Mete_SG on 24 January 2009 à 00:32:55
Quote from: Black Hole Sun
Thanks for your offer :jap:

No bip at boot, no fans spinning, so the dead mobo is my first guess. I tried the 3 ram sticks I have one after the others (2x128 single side and 1x256 double sided) but no sign of life.

I have serious doubts on the mobo: the mofsets seem to have leaked. So changing ram sticks won't help I guess.


OK, you're right. Sounds like a serious mobo crash. Anyway. Maybe next year.
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 24 January 2009 à 17:02:58
Thx for participating ... some host are now attached as charity-guests.. GREAT!!!
Also some Non-SETI.Germany-Users are interested... be welcomed...

...

here the english version of our "offer":

Everyone can crunch on the Booster account for the duration of the Charity-Crunch if they want to.

If you are interested, either PM RealSanta or follow instructions below:

Before doing this, please make sure you are not currently attached to POEM in BOINCManager. If you are, please detach from the Project and exit the BOINCManager (stop all BOINC altogether).
The easiest way is to copy the attached .xml file  (http://board.setigermany.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=500&d=1231681319 ) to your BOINC data directory
Either
C:\Program Files\BOINC
or
C:\Documents and Settings\All users (or your profile name)\Application Data\BOINC (this is a hidden folder so make sure you have ticked "show hidden files and folders")

Now copy attached .xml file to above mentioned directory and restart BOINC. That's it.

Important notice:
* No other settings of your current BOINC Manager will be changed (Projects, Accounts).
-> So you can keep crunching for your other usual projects or even stop crunching for the Booster Account.

* By detaching POEM later, you immediately stop crunching for the Booster account.

So you keep full control of your machine - no remote control or anything!


more informations in our forum: http://board.setigermany.de/showthread.php?t=2741 (in german)


best RS!
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 24 January 2009 à 19:23:55
An "Warm WELCOME" the french "member" ExtraBall from AF at the Booster-Account....

an great example of the Spirit of Charity...!!!!!

Since several moments I had switched some of my own cores also to the Booster-Account...
 
(http://www.smileygarden.de/gen/index.php?action=generate&text=Lets%20do%20it%20together%0A-%0AGO%20FOR%20CHARITY%20GO%21&smilienummer=vorlage1.png&color=000000)


best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: jm@rc on 24 January 2009 à 21:05:09
if it were not so noisy I would have added this to the SG-Booster but in my flat, it's really too much :(

Dell PowerEdge 2550
2*P3s 1.4Ghz
1.5Go SDRAM PC133 REG ECC
3*73Go U160 10K rpm
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 24 January 2009 à 21:12:42
Quote from: jm@rc
if it were not so noisy I would have added this to the SG-Booster but in my flat, it's really too much :(

Dell PowerEdge 2550
2*P3s 1.4Ghz
1.5Go SDRAM PC133 REG ECC
3*73Go U160 10K rpm



Hi...

if you will do that, then contact me...

some noise is an acceptable victim for benefiz  ;)


Best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: jm@rc on 24 January 2009 à 22:25:19
I definitively cannot! sorry!
I have a 1 week old baby at home ;)
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 24 January 2009 à 22:38:32
Quote from: jm@rc
I definitively cannot! sorry!
I have a 1 week old baby at home ;)


oh.. concrats!!!

no problem... my last post should be only an offer... maybe for .....???


best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 24 January 2009 à 22:46:03
Quote from: jm@rc
I definitively cannot! sorry!
I have a 1 week old baby at home ;)


Oh WOW! Congratulations! That is much more exciting  as charity crunch, indeed!
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: jm@rc on 24 January 2009 à 22:51:20
thanks ;)
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 25 January 2009 à 00:09:53
Quote from: jm@rc
I definitively cannot! sorry!
I have a 1 week old baby at home ;)



Hello jm@rc,

Congratulations!

best regards

MO :hello:
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 25 January 2009 à 13:12:30
Congratulations and best wishes from my Side :)  :hello:

VG Volker
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: jm@rc on 25 January 2009 à 14:43:38
:hello: and thank you all ;)
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: JeromeC on 25 January 2009 à 19:10:35
Vive les bébés !!! (heu faut que je la ferme moi, j'en ai déjà 3 ça suffit !!!)

Et bravo jm !! (et bravo madame bien entendu)

Need translation ? :)
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG-Puzzle-Peter on 25 January 2009 à 19:50:38
Quote from: JeromeC

Need translation ? :)


Nope  ;)

I've got no children myself, but I am an uncle since mid-November and even that's quite cool. It must be great to have kids! So best wishes and congratulations to jm!

Peter
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: JeromeC on 26 January 2009 à 12:22:59
Being an uncle is great, having the kids... it all depends on the kids :D

Just kidding of course. (I don't want to divorce !)
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: dudumomo on 26 January 2009 à 13:31:04
Hahaha !  :lol:
I hope your wife isn't here ^^
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 29 January 2009 à 20:54:28
many thanks to all, who participating at the Booster-account!!! Great ... thats Benefiz as the roots...!!!!


Be welcome to attach for the last days of the Benefiz-Crunching...


best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 01 February 2009 à 08:06:05
AS promised , i attached my pc to the Booster account for the last week.
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 01 February 2009 à 09:42:19
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AS promised , i attached my pc to the Booster account for the last week.


I will attach mine, too.

GO! SG-Booster! GO!  [:czame17:9]
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 06 February 2009 à 17:54:36
Hi..

really nice support.. many thx to all whos participating.

Lets crunch the last days/hours together at this high level...


best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: gulu on 06 February 2009 à 18:54:26
hi

i'm curious, how many persons are in the SG-Booster group ?
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 06 February 2009 à 21:03:06
at this moment we are around 40 hosts... not all of them continiously on

this origin german account is supported for example by our frech friends. An really native CHARITY-Account.. without any looks at personal credits.. great and thx.

best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: jm@rc on 06 February 2009 à 23:03:45
very impressive :)

keep on your good work! :bounce:
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: gulu on 07 February 2009 à 16:28:18
 :jap:  :bounce:
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: SG Joey on 09 February 2009 à 16:18:29
Well...

GREAT PERFORMANCE...!!!


Many many Thx to all, who participated at the SG-Booster-Account during the Charity-Crunch 2009.

I'm proud to say these thanks not only to our team-members! Special thx go to the foreign supporters!!!


Together we could make the place #4 in the Charity-Stats... amazing!!!



Maybe I can see some of you again later... be welcome!!!


best RS
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Mete_SG on 09 February 2009 à 21:02:01
I just reported the last WUs. My Hosts are detached.

Thank you RS for managing the Booster Account and for making it possible to crunch on it.

I guess, I will crunch on the Booster right from the start in the next years CC.
Title: The SG-Booster
Post by: Extra Ball on 11 February 2009 à 01:22:32
If I ever have to leave l'AF for whatever reason one day, I'll prolly home at SG
I have no idea wtf RS is in charge of but this guy is uber cool uh uh, give him a chance :)
Gg SG Booster that was a major rox