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I just stopped by to share some new, should anyone care for a follow up on my dad and his stage 2 colon cancer surgery.

Surgery was two Thursdays ago. No complications. 4 hours on the table. The surgery was scheduled to be about 2.5 hours, but due to the advanced nature of his cancer they did extra scrapings around many of the major organs and tissue to see how much the cancer has spread. All the testing had come back yesterday evening and he found out that the given 87% chance the cancer spread and how they had been prepping him for 4-7 years even after the surgery and possible chemo, there was 0 signs that the cancer spread at all and right now he's in the clear as being cancer free. So, yeah!

I haven't see @Norton around for a bit so hopefully all is well with him.

Perhaps we can look into doing something for this occasion - perhaps if @BarbaricSoul finds time he might be able to piece together that retro PC build to see how it all works out and we could look into doing that for a giveaway. I know Norton generally heads things up here, but with his absence it would be nice to do something. Just an idea.
 

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I just stopped by to share some new, should anyone care for a follow up on my dad and his stage 2 colon cancer surgery.

Surgery was two Thursdays ago. No complications. 4 hours on the table. The surgery was scheduled to be about 2.5 hours, but due to the advanced nature of his cancer they did extra scrapings around many of the major organs and tissue to see how much the cancer has spread. All the testing had come back yesterday evening and he found out that the given 87% chance the cancer spread and how they had been prepping him for 4-7 years even after the surgery and possible chemo, there was 0 signs that the cancer spread at all and right now he's in the clear as being cancer free. So, yeah!

I haven't see @Norton around for a bit so hopefully all is well with him.

Perhaps we can look into doing something for this occasion - perhaps if @BarbaricSoul finds time he might be able to piece together that retro PC build to see how it all works out and we could look into doing that for a giveaway. I know Norton generally heads things up here, but with his absence it would be nice to do something. Just an idea.
That's great news about your dad.

I'll put it together this weekend. It's just been sitting here collecting dust waiting for someone to organize a giveaway.
 
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Well guys, I would like to try and do something for this amazing forum and amazing cause that quite a number of us at TPU do every day :) I'd like to start or do my own TPU Giveaway in memory for Kreij :)

Now I haven't seen much of @Norton at all these past few months but he's still been crunching away regardless of whatever is going on with him (I hope you and the family ok man!! :) ) so I've been helping a little and doing the reports on the FAH and WCG crunching that TPU do... I hope with some success :)

Since being back on TPU a lot more, more specifically when I got into IT back in September 2017, I've been extremely lucky with certain things and one of those things are hardware.

Back a few weeks or so, I posted a pic of all the servers I had managed to bring home (A few servers at home) as they have been taken out and set to go to the recycling heaven of PC Hardware.. I thought somehow I'd be able to use them so I brought them home..
Long story short, with this I'd like to do a giveaway with some of the units for now I've been so very lucky to have been allowed to bring back.

Apologies in advance as these are not 28 core Xeon's that we see today, most of what I've had have been quad core and quad core with HT but I hoped it might be a bit of a start for a big giveaway.

Without further ado, here's the goodies ......

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What I have here are 4 servers (for the moment) that I do not require or need, so I'd like to do something good with them and that's help with crunching for cancer or folding for cancer (to be honest, better off with a GPU for that really....)
Over time I've lost family to cancer and friends and I'm sure many of us have had effects from cancer in some way, maybe not directly but it's effected you or family or friends in ways.. So now's your chance to do a little something about it :)

As you can hopefully read from my rather poor handwriting, there's the specs of the servers, as I said nothing amazing but it'll crunch maybe not as fast or as efficiency as a lot of kit now will do but it will still work which is more important in my book.
When I first started in IT I was able to bring some kit home and I've learnt a lot from it, so with the few here, I'd like for someone else to learn a bit from it as well and hopefully crunch away too :)

With the servers, they have had little to not much in them, so with a few bits and pieces I've rescued and had, I've been able to give them a little bit of an upgrade and hopefully make them a little more usable for people :) I've managed to get a few spares for some R710 servers (2U monsters - maybe another giveaway?? :)) as below -

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And with a bit of spare RAM I've got...

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As you can see from the sticks on the top, only 1Gb, so they had to go :D

For the Fans, Heatsinks and HD cages required - see below
Heatsink ( https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-R610-CPU-Heatsink-TR995/254171265263?hash=item3b2dc9b8ef:g:SVkAAOSwUPpckl9B )

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Fan ( https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-R610-Fan-Rack-Assembly-0GY134/323789405063?hash=item4b635a3b87:g:ZyoAAOSwrdlcqh75 )

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HD Cage - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-Dell-2-5-SAS-SATA-Tray-Caddy-R610-R710-R510-R410-T710-2-5-caddy-for-dell/253133841806?hash=item3aeff3e58e:g:FqUAAOSw49lZt3Xh

I'll confirm with a pic and a part code :)

So here's the 4 specs here :)

1 -
HP DL380 G7 - No CPUs yet (I'll try and put something in), 24Gb of ram (6 x 2Gb sticks of Samsung 10600 and 6 x 2Gb sticks of MT ram 10600 as well), comes with dual 460w PSUs, 6 fans, 2 heatsinks and 8 2.5" drive cages which will work with the raid card in the server - This is a 2U server, I've no rails for this if required (sorry :()

2 -
Dell R610 - 1 x Xeon E5520 (I'll see if I can find another one and heatsink), 24Gb of ram ( 6 x 2Gb sticks of Samsung 8500 and 6 x 2Gb sticks of Hynix 8500), comes with dual 717w Gold 80 plus PSUs, 5 fans, a single heatsink (as it's only a single CPU) and 2 2.5" cages which will work with the Perc raid card - I have a spare set of rails for this one

3 -
Dell R610 - 1 x Xeon E5303 (again, I'll try to grab another and heatsink) 24Gb of ram 12 x 2Gb sticks of Samsung (I think didn't write it down!! :banghead:) comes with dual 717w PSUs (I'll confirm silver or gold standard), 5 fans, 1 heatsink (as it's only a single CPU) and 2 2.5" cages which will work with the Perc raid card - I have a spare set of rails for this one

4 -
Dell R610 - E5620 (sadly only a single but I'll do my best) 24Gb of ram, 12 x 2Gb sticks of Samsung 10600 ram, comes with dual 717w PSUs (Silver 80 Plus) 5 fans, a single heatsink and 2 2.5" cages which will work with the Perc raid card - I have a spare set of rails for this one

Here's a pic of the insides of one of the R610's after the upgrade -

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I'm not sure how @Norton did this in the past but as these beasts are rather heavy, sadly I'm not sure if shipping them will be of much good (UK to US will possibly cost as much as flying a private jet across) and it will probably cost as much as the server is worth so, I'd like to offer these to anyone who would like one in the UK.
I will be prepared to drive and meet within reason. I do have a lot of driving to do when I do get chance to see my first daughter Isabelle, so if you would like to meet around Junction 9 on the M5 or up near around Telford ish (M54 or surrounding areas) we can discuss more in PM should you be interested :)

Depending on how this give away goes, I do have a few more servers I'd love to give away (some of the beefier R710's) to anyone who would like them, all I ask of anyone wishing to have one is that they join or add this to their fleet for what they use for World Grid Community crunching for TPU... If you only use it a few hours a day or run it 24/7 that would be down to you :) I'm not wishing anyone to become bankrupt trying to run these things for the team!! Your support is all I'm asking for :)

So without any more typing and drivel coming out of me, I'll hand it over to anyone who's managed to get to the bottom of this post (hats off to you!! :laugh: :laugh:) and see how this giveaway goes....
:lovetpu::lovetpu::peace::peace::toast::toast:
I've not forgotten about this guys, I just need to try and get them weighed somehow to find out how much they'll be to post and figure out a way of sending them :laugh: Few life issues happening as always but I promise to get my arse in gear and get them sorted out before end of the month :)
 
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I haven't see @Norton around for a bit so hopefully all is well with him.
Spoke with Norton today, he sounds as though he's doing well and said everyone should be hearing from him "hopefully" by the end of the week.

Was glad to hear about your father's test coming back positive. We're dealing with cancer(yet again) here on the home front as well. I'm afraid the prognosis isn't as positive. Stage 4...spread from the back to the brain, lungs, liver, lymph nodes etc...

Since May of 2018...it's been nothing short of a living hell around here.

Best Regards,

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Spoke with Norton today, he sounds as though he's doing well and said everyone should be hearing from him "hopefully" by the end of the week.

Was glad to hear about your father's test coming back positive. We're dealing with cancer(yet again) here on the home front as well. I'm afraid the prognosis isn't as positive. Stage 4...spread from the back to the brain, lungs, liver, lymph nodes etc...

Since May of 2018...it's been nothing short of a living hell around here.

Best Regards,

Liquid Cool
Hugs to you and your family. :love::love: I've never met you, but I know the 'hell' you describe all too well. :(
 
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Spoke with Norton today, he sounds as though he's doing well and said everyone should be hearing from him "hopefully" by the end of the week.

Was glad to hear about your father's test coming back positive. We're dealing with cancer(yet again) here on the home front as well. I'm afraid the prognosis isn't as positive. Stage 4...spread from the back to the brain, lungs, liver, lymph nodes etc...

Since May of 2018...it's been nothing short of a living hell around here.

Best Regards,

Liquid Cool
My thoughts are with you and everyone.. If there's anything we can do... :)
 

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Just been trawling through my long abandoned photobucket account and found some words of wisdom from Uncle Kreij ;)

Wasnt worthy of a new thread being made so the best place was posting it here.

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He loved everyone here - at least when it came to the regulars and folks who earned the long service badge. Finding this bought a tear to my eye and we werent even that close.

I cant remember the reason why i screenshot this in the first place.
 
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Just been trawling through my long abandoned photobucket account and found some words of wisdom from Uncle Kreij ;)

Wasnt worthy of a new thread being made so the best place was posting it here.

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He loved everyone here - at least when it came to the regulars and folks who earned the long service badge. Finding this bought a tear to my eye and we werent even that close.

I cant remember the reason why i screenshot this in the first place.
Nice double anecdote dude, it's surprised me a bit how it feels to me when someone you only know on a forum disappears, I mean I too didn't know him that well but felt like knew him better than I did ,.
There are others too.
 
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I never knew him or even got to see his posts online as he was gone before I was active/registered, but judging by that post he seemed to be a very level-headed, good-natured, down-to-Earth, personable, and funny guy. :toast: Too bad he's gone because the world needs more of his type. :love:
 

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I guess in some ways. peoples souls just digitally connect on an emotional level. Almost everybody knew who Kreij was and he put in a lot of time here. Though im sure if i suddenly coughed and died, nobody here apart from some of the folks in the UK clubhouse would really remember me in the same way... Maybe after 5 years of me being dead one of them might turn around and say "does anyone remember a guy called FreedomEclipse?? I havent seem him around for a long time" Or maybe i havent done enough as a member to be remembered in the same way.

The herding cats remark really made me smile though lol.
 
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I remember back on General Non-sense when it just became a separate site Kreij held a contest...
The goal....Draw the best cat you can in Windows Paint with your eyes closed....Whatever one he liked best got a $50 Newegg Gift card.
I din't know him well but the time him and Danthebanjoman spent on GN was priceless.
The Humor....even when he initially knew he stayed focused on only being serious about helping.
I miss his articles on NextPowerup.
Great guy...
Gonna have a Ribeye and a beer in his name Saturday...LoL
I remember that post btw.
 
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Gonna have a Ribeye and a beer in his name Saturday...LoL
Sounds like a challenge! Pics required. And no ice water shenanigans.
 
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I'll put it together this weekend. It's just been sitting here collecting dust waiting for someone to organize a giveaway.
just a heads up, didn't get a chance to mess with the "old school" build last weekend, will try this weekend.
 
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I was just reading through these posts, Kreij, was an original, in the finest sense of the word. I have only met a handful of people I would even remotely compare to his greatness as a sincerely awesome human being.

I did not know him well, but it was impossible to ignore his presence. Without a doubt, the best 'Cat Herder' I have ever witnessed.

BTW, I miss him, in my own way. I am not ashamed to say, I get watery eyed thinking about him.:lovetpu:
 
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I did not know him well, but it was impossible to ignore his presence. Without a doubt, the best 'Cat Herder' I have ever witnessed.
I wish that I had known him. Simply because of posts like this. I know that I would've liked him and respected him too.
 
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I wish that I had known him.
From what everyone has said about Kreij it's a shame I didn't have the chance to get to know him like the long time members of TPU.
 
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I wish that I had known him. Simply because of posts like this. I know that I would've liked him and respected him too.
I had the pleasure to know him as well as anyone can be known on the interwebz, we became Mods together on the same day, we also became Senior Mods together 3 years later at the same time, it was a privilege to know him, I still have him on my follow list and cannot remove it, the kind words that everyone that knew him have spoken cannot even measure up to the human being he was and one of the only reasons I have stayed on is because of the memory of him, those that did know him well already know that this world is a lesser place without his presence...………. and I cannot think of many people outside of my closest friends and family I could say this about, more so as my knowledge of him was only in this virtual world..... I miss him too.
 
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Right guys, The server give away I have planned or had planned a few months ago (what a nightmare trying to track down boxes has become and being away with the fairies!! Can I blame that on my now 9 month old??.....) is still going ahead :)

I've finally managed to find some damn boxes for these things and I'm not sure whether or not they will be of any good as such, but I'm going to give them a go :) I've ordered enough for the 3 1U servers and 1 for the 2U HP unit I have here.
I'd like to see how these boxes go and then when they've been delivered etc, see if I need to rethink or complain etc. but hopefully then it will be time to get rid of some more 2U kit...

For those that did message me, please accept my massive apologies for the delay and lack of anything happening... Hopefully these boxes will be here soon enough and I can get the 1U's up and sorted as soon as I can.
I've my eldest daughter this weekend, so it might not get much under way till middle of next week but I bloody hope that's not the case!! Please PM me and we'll sort out the details when I get the boxes through :)
 
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Well guys I believe I might have something turning up tomorrow... If that's the case... A few servers might actually make it over to you before Christmas!! :D :D

I've not received any PM's yet so if anyone would like one, please do put a message here and drop me a PM and we'll get it all sorted :D
 
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Right, finally, I have something delivered and in my clutches for sending servers away to people!! :D @Norton I hope this is ok!! :)

So, I have ordered 2 x 1U boxes and 1 x 2U boxes and here they are...

IMG_20191205_224436.jpg IMG_20191205_224528.jpg IMG_20191205_224541.jpg IMG_20191205_224854.jpg IMG_20191205_224903.jpg

So as these are part of a tester for sending these beasty servers away, I'd like you to see what I'm looking at getting rid of....

IMG_20191207_115855.jpg

So as you can see (please excuse the poor excuse of a carpet, it's been in the conservatory since I've had the house and been through a lot...)
Anyways I digress...

I have a total of

3 x Dell R610 servers
1 x HP 380 Gen 7 server
3 x Dell R710 servers

for this Christmas Giveaway in memory to Kreij, there are a few requirements for these to be given away..
Original Link to the server specs

  1. You'll need to be a member of our TPU Crunching Team or sign up with these servers* - WCG or FAH :) (*If you're not a member, then I'd appreciate some cash towards these servers) If you wish to donate anything more for having the server then that is up to you.
  2. Wherever in the world you are, you'll need to pay for the postage and part contribution to the boxes I've purchased to help towards the costs
  3. With having these servers as with any of the giveaways before hand, I'd appreciate at least 6 months contributions with the hardware before doing anything else with it. Again, I don't expect 24/7 operation as these are older tech, they aren't going to be cheap to run, but it would be nice to see some usage from them
  4. From me I will check these servers each before shipping them out to anyone who wishes to have one. I will grab pictures and video to prove they work and I can send this on request. I will also do my best to help with any support you require. Just bare in mind I'm in the UK so, at times it might be slow to get a reply.. I will do my very best to protect the servers when sending away to anyone and will take photos of the process just in case we have any issues with them being delivered. I hope that I can find a courier that won't throw them over a fence type thing....
  5. If there's anything else I've missed I will update and add to a post :)

For starters I will be giving the opportunity of the 3 R610's and the HP server at first to see just how things go and if the servers arrive in tact whenever they go to.

If anyone is interested in them, please put your names below and let me know.
I have had replies from a few people (I've tagged them in this post) so I will try to re-contact them and give them 24 to 48 hours to reply to let me know whether or not they are still interested in the hardware. if not then I will update and let people see. @Hugis @Durvelle27 @Solaris17 Here's the link to the original post I made about this a long time ago....

Happy crunching everyone :D I hope this is a bit of a boost for Christmas to anyone and to this amazing cause :)
 
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I’m sti
Right, finally, I have something delivered and in my clutches for sending servers away to people!! :D @Norton I hope this is ok!! :)

So, I have ordered 2 x 1U boxes and 1 x 2U boxes and here they are...

View attachment 138739 View attachment 138740 View attachment 138741 View attachment 138742 View attachment 138743

So as these are part of a tester for sending these beasty servers away, I'd like you to see what I'm looking at getting rid of....

View attachment 138744

So as you can see (please excuse the poor excuse of a carpet, it's been in the conservatory since I've had the house and been through a lot...)
Anyways I digress...

I have a total of

3 x Dell R610 servers
1 x HP 380 Gen 7 server
3 x Dell R710 servers

for this Christmas Giveaway in memory to Kreij, there are a few requirements for these to be given away..

  1. You'll need to be a member of our TPU Crunching Team or sign up with these servers* - WCG or FAH :) (*If you're not a member, then I'd appreciate some cash towards these servers) If you wish to donate anything more for having the server then that is up to you.
  2. Wherever in the world you are, you'll need to pay for the postage and part contribution to the boxes I've purchased to help towards the costs
  3. With having these servers as with any of the giveaways before hand, I'd appreciate at least 6 months contributions with the hardware before doing anything else with it. Again, I don't expect 24/7 operation as these are older tech, they aren't going to be cheap to run, but it would be nice to see some usage from them
  4. From me I will check these servers each before shipping them out to anyone who wishes to have one. I will grab pictures and video to prove they work and I can send this on request. I will also do my best to help with any support you require. Just bare in mind I'm in the UK so, at times it might be slow to get a reply.. I will do my very best to protect the servers when sending away to anyone and will take photos of the process just in case we have any issues with them being delivered. I hope that I can find a courier that won't throw them over a fence type thing....
  5. If there's anything else I've missed I will update and add to a post :)

For starters I will be giving the opportunity of the 3 R610's and the HP server at first to see just how things go and if the servers arrive in tact whenever they go to.

If anyone is interested in them, please put your names below and let me know.
I have had replies from a few people (I've tagged them in this post) so I will try to re-contact them and give them 24 to 48 hours to reply to let me know whether or not they are still interested in the hardware. if not then I will update and let people see. @Hugis @Durvelle27 @Solaris17 Here's the link to the original post I made about this a long time ago....

Happy crunching everyone :D I hope this is a bit of a boost for Christmas to anyone and to this amazing cause :)
Right, finally, I have something delivered and in my clutches for sending servers away to people!! :D @Norton I hope this is ok!! :)

So, I have ordered 2 x 1U boxes and 1 x 2U boxes and here they are...

View attachment 138739 View attachment 138740 View attachment 138741 View attachment 138742 View attachment 138743

So as these are part of a tester for sending these beasty servers away, I'd like you to see what I'm looking at getting rid of....

View attachment 138744

So as you can see (please excuse the poor excuse of a carpet, it's been in the conservatory since I've had the house and been through a lot...)
Anyways I digress...

I have a total of

3 x Dell R610 servers
1 x HP 380 Gen 7 server
3 x Dell R710 servers

for this Christmas Giveaway in memory to Kreij, there are a few requirements for these to be given away..

  1. You'll need to be a member of our TPU Crunching Team or sign up with these servers* - WCG or FAH :) (*If you're not a member, then I'd appreciate some cash towards these servers) If you wish to donate anything more for having the server then that is up to you.
  2. Wherever in the world you are, you'll need to pay for the postage and part contribution to the boxes I've purchased to help towards the costs
  3. With having these servers as with any of the giveaways before hand, I'd appreciate at least 6 months contributions with the hardware before doing anything else with it. Again, I don't expect 24/7 operation as these are older tech, they aren't going to be cheap to run, but it would be nice to see some usage from them
  4. From me I will check these servers each before shipping them out to anyone who wishes to have one. I will grab pictures and video to prove they work and I can send this on request. I will also do my best to help with any support you require. Just bare in mind I'm in the UK so, at times it might be slow to get a reply.. I will do my very best to protect the servers when sending away to anyone and will take photos of the process just in case we have any issues with them being delivered. I hope that I can find a courier that won't throw them over a fence type thing....
  5. If there's anything else I've missed I will update and add to a post :)

For starters I will be giving the opportunity of the 3 R610's and the HP server at first to see just how things go and if the servers arrive in tact whenever they go to.

If anyone is interested in them, please put your names below and let me know.
I have had replies from a few people (I've tagged them in this post) so I will try to re-contact them and give them 24 to 48 hours to reply to let me know whether or not they are still interested in the hardware. if not then I will update and let people see. @Hugis @Durvelle27 @Solaris17 Here's the link to the original post I made about this a long time ago....

Happy crunching everyone :D I hope this is a bit of a boost for Christmas to anyone and to this amazing cause :)
im still interested
 
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