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Its -25c outside and this is an old farm house:laugh::laugh:
 

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Ohh, I see then. Not too bad I take it?
My main experience with running multiple systems in a smallish room was my OCed dual-GPU i7 rig and my dad's dual-Prescott setup and two laptops in my bedroom. That wasn't too pleasant, especially considering it was July in NC :p
I estimate that it was about ~650w getting dumped into the room when it was ~33C outside
 
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Good stuff there mjkmike :toast:
 

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Nice stuff guys :toast:
 

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Everything in my rig is in my room, not fun at all! :(
 

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Even in winter? I'd think you'd be very grateful for it this time of year?
 

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A lot of you guys seem to be booting dedicated WCG machines off of hard drives. Why not just use a SATA DOM or FDM instead? They're super cheap, completely silent, produce less heat, and they use like 1/25th of the power of a 3.5" hard drive.

Heck, you could even just put your OS on a USB flash drive for WCG (or Folding, SETI@Home, etc) and it would work just fine. It's not like you need very much space to hold just an OS and a distributed computing program.

Most grid / distributed computing programs aren't very write-intensive, so you wouldn't be doing much wear & tear on the flash memory either.
 
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A lot of you guys seem to be booting dedicated WCG machines off of hard drives. Why not just use a SATA DOM or FDM instead? They're super cheap, completely silent, produce less heat, and they use like 1/25th of the power of a 3.5" hard drive.

Heck, you could even just put your OS on a USB flash drive for WCG (or Folding, SETI@Home, etc) and it would work just fine. It's not like you need very much space to hold just an OS and a distributed computing program.

Most grid / distributed computing programs aren't very write-intensive, so you wouldn't be doing much wear & tear on the flash memory either.
What exactly is a "disk on module" or "flash disk module"?
 

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Maybe he means a flash drive?

Anyways, I use standard HDDs because I've found them to be more reliable, it's easier to install Windows to a flash drive, and I like having a decent amount of space in case I decide to use the system for storing junk as well
 

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Even in winter? I'd think you'd be very grateful for it this time of year?
It's still ridiculously hot in my room! :eek:
 

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Move to Alaska CP:)

Here is my current crunchers:

i7 920 on the floor and 17 970 on the bench.


Lappy in the bedroom (cooler). i5 560:)
 

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I think I put those exact same definitions in my question. I did look them up. But fine, don't answer the question I actually asked and get all snarky about it. It's not like I give a shit you know.
Heh, sorry. I see now that you did. It was getting late here and I was quite distracted. The definitions were more for [ION] than anyone else.

SATA DOMs are a disk drive that looks just like a USB flash drive, except it plugs directly into a SATA header. FDM's are the same thing, except using a 40 or 44-pin IDE header. I don't know why the SATA ones aren't called FDMs as well, seeing as they are both a type of FDM.
 
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Heh, sorry. I see now that you did. It was getting late here and I was quite distracted. The definitions were more for [ION] than anyone else.

SATA DOMs are a disk drive that looks just like a USB flash drive, except it plugs directly into a SATA header. FDM's are the same thing, except using a 40 or 44-pin IDE header. I don't know why the SATA ones aren't called FDMs as well, seeing as they are both a type of FDM.
Thank you very much for the explanation. Yesterday wasn't a good one for me either. I had to deal with a couple of vendors who were too stupid to live - in my opinion.

I actually have an FDM adapter - if I haven't just made that term up. It plugged into an IDE header on one end and had a flash card slot on the other. I was going to use it as a poor-man's SSD but about the same time the prices dropped enough that I could afford a 60gig. Anyway, I knew that without write leveling (???) whatever flash card I used probably wouldn't last long.

Anyway, thanks again and WELCOME! :toast:
 

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Wow...that's about what a stock-clocked Kentsfield C2Q gets. Remarkable for the size & power draw :toast:
 

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Thank you very much for the explanation. Yesterday wasn't a good one for me either. I had to deal with a couple of vendors who were too stupid to live - in my opinion.

I actually have an FDM adapter - if I haven't just made that term up. It plugged into an IDE header on one end and had a flash card slot on the other. I was going to use it as a poor-man's SSD but about the same time the prices dropped enough that I could afford a 60gig. Anyway, I knew that without write leveling (???) whatever flash card I used probably wouldn't last long.

Anyway, thanks again and WELCOME! :toast:
What kind of flash card is it? CF/Compactflash? I use a lot of those at work, I have a few machines that have been running off of them essentially 24/7 for a couple of years, and are still working fine. Interesting note - the pinout that CF uses is the same as IDE (with power added - I think it's actually the exact same pinout as a 44-pin IDE, since 44pin includes power), the pins are just smaller and closer together. CF-to-IDE adapters are definitely a nifty piece of hardware to have around. I'm not sure on the proper terminology for them either... we always just call them CF-to-IDE adapters or flash card adapters.
 
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This was over a year ago, but I think I had planned to use a PNY Optima Pro 8gig. It doesn't have a speed rating printed on it but I had used it for several months as a ready boost drive and it seemed to work fine. Lately I've been using SD cards, so maybe I'll break out the adapter and try it on one of the older m/b's that still has at least one IDE channel. Got a lot of other stuff I need to get to first though. Thanks for the info. :toast:
 
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Thanks Don, I that looks sweet, wanna see it finished. :)
 

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Wow F150_Raptor! You deserve to show that off here!
:rockout::respect::rockout:
 

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Oh yes, I agree. :rockout: