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    Spare Computer

    Hello again,

    I have a spare MicroServer computer sitting in my house (1GHz MicroCPU) which draws bearly 80W (for the whole system). Currently I'm not using it for anything (nor it's 80GB hdd), I was wondering if anyone knew of anyways to make it help me? I don't need it for cross-compiling - already tripple-boot. And I can't afford supernet, so using it for a webserver is out of the question.

    Could I perhaps set it up to help my desktop PC in someway? I don't know - CPU? Rendering? Anything!?

    Thanks in advance.

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    You could always take it apart. Get a couple other computers and you could build a small render farm. Other than that...just leave it on and run folding@home or something.
    My computer is awesome.

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    what's supernet?
    Gentoo Linux - 2.6.22.1
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    good internet
    By good I mean good enough to host a server (upload wise)
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    Unix server.

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    To do what? I really can't see what It could do for me.

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    Build the most outrageously experimental linux system and hunt for bugs.

    Or install some exotic system (some BSD variant, perhaps) and set it up as a Boost testing server.
    All the buzzt!
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    Well I was thinking of using Plan9, never used it before.
    Has anyone else? Is it any good?
    Last edited by zacs7; 07-13-2007 at 08:38 AM.

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    this is my website:
    http://lol.homeunix.com/

    it's hosted by linux on a p4 with 512 ram. my internetz only allows for 312kbps downloads, but other than that it's pretty good.
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    Hmm, well I could use it for serving a few files here and there, isn't that right justin? Is that a good SONY CD-RW drive in it? Or the Microsoft mouse :P

    I'm only on 256kbps downloads
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    Sounds like a free CVS server to me.

    Source control is a good thing.
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    I like destroying things that I can't use but that's just me.

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    I like destroying things that I can't use but that's just me.
    Sorry I don't have a copy of Windows Server 2003

    I think I'll just set it up for various tid-bits, resource sharing, file sharing, whatever really.
    Thanks everyone

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    Im fixing to set my old system up as a linux box, just because if I break it its no big deal. Then ill run seti@home on it. need to figure out how to set it up to run from the main computers pool of work units though. Runnign both vista and linux on teh same network and filesharign between them, am I in for a headache?
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Im fixing to set my old system up as a linux box, just because if I break it its no big deal. Then ill run seti@home on it. need to figure out how to set it up to run from the main computers pool of work units though. Runnign both vista and linux on teh same network and filesharign between them, am I in for a headache?
    I run a five computer network at home (three Macs, three Linux, one Windows) and I find that FTP is the most reliable way to get everyone playing together from a file sharing perspective.
    There is no greater sign that a computing technology is worthless than the association of the word "solution" with it.

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