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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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5 node cluster server

A friend of mine gave me 4 old ass IBM systems. They all have the following specs.

Intel Pentium 3 700MHz
128MB ram
10GB hard drive
Iomega ZipCD 650
2.88MB Floppy

The fifth system I already have sitting in my closet as a software router has the following

AMD Athlon XP 3200
256MB ram
30GB hard drive
Pioneer DVR-110D
GeForce 4 4200ti

My plan is to slam a bunch of extra parts I have laying around to speed up the 4 IBM systems and make a 5 node cluster server and use the fifth system as the main system in the cluster. I have a crap load of PC133 sims and 4 extra 6.4GB hard drives Also I have 4 or 5 Realtek series 10/100 nics and I think a extra 5 port Linksys switch. Rip out the CD burners, Floppy drives, video cards and the 56K dial up modems. Install Linux and use the extra 6.4GB drives for swap and database backups.

With this cluster server I can start back up my BNC server Business.
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I guess im the only hardcore computer nerd here. When I shot this idea with a few friends that are avert computer geeks they wanted in on it.
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Well, your post didn't really ask for any feedback. I wish someone would give me an old computer since I was thinking of getting a cheapo computer to use as a server to make a professional looking website. What's a BNC server?
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Too bad those 4 PIII CPUs are about as powerful as your one Athlon XP. :p

Have fun with it though.
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AMD Athlon XP 3200+ barton core is 2.2GHz with a 400MHz FSB
Intel Pentium III Coppermine E-Model 700MHz with 133MHz FSB

Dunno why you think a Pentium 3 is just as fast as the AMD.

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BNC (Bounce) is a Proxy Server.

One common usage is over Internet Relay Chat (IRC) via programs like psyBNC running on remote servers. In such an environment, where it is very easy to ascertain a user's IP address a BNC may help to hide the original connection source, as well as providing the opportunity for fun "vhosts" or "virtual hosts". The use of a vhost does not conceal the connection any better, but merely adds an amusing statement as the hostname.

A bouncer may also remain connected to an IRC server in the event the client should disconnect from the Internet. Often state changes are tracked so that they may be relayed to the client upon reconnection. Some implementations opt to store all messages sent across the network that the client would have normally received, and send them upon the clients reconnection; this is often considered to be much too resource dependent for commercial hosting services to provide. Other logging features and bot like functions may be included with various implementations but are not standard.

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User A logs onto IRC directly and appears as [email protected]
User A logs onto IRC indirectly through a bnc and appears as [email protected]
Note: user.is.the.best.net is a fictional example, and in this context it would resolve to the IP address, or hostname/vhost of the BNC.

Back in the day on efnet Hackers use to pay a lot for one of these.

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AMD Athlon XP 3200+ barton core is 2.2GHz with a 400MHz FSB
Intel Pentium III Coppermine E-Model 700MHz with 133MHz FSB

Dunno why you think a Pentium 3 is just as fast as the AMD.
I think he meant that the 4 P3s combined were as fast as the one Athlon.
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Oh, lol but the AMD will be added with it so in all the system would be 5GHz.

I maxed out the IBMs to 512MB of ram and added the 6.4GB hard drives.
I also added a 120GB hard drive to the main system in the cluster.

Lets see, total system resources
5GHz CPU power
2,816MB of ram
215.6GB hard drive space
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TCPMeta, i've never heard of what you're doing (i don't claim to know everything hehe)

how are you doing what you're doing? Hooking up 5 machines to run as one?

A little explanation for us lesser hardcore geeks
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It's a number of computers ranging from 2 to as many as you want in a setup called a parallel computing cluster.

They are networked into a small TCP/IP Local Area Network, and have libraries and programs installed which allow processing to be shared among them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_(computing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_computing

I'm thinking to make a setup like this. http://clustercompute.com/

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