16 August 2020

16th of August

Farm status
CPU only
Running Rosetta work.

Intel GPU
Idle. Did some Asteroids and Rosetta.

Nvidia GPU

Raspberry Pis
Three running Rosetta. Ten running Einstein work.

For news on the Raspberry Pis see Marks Rpi Cluster

I can't see
I went to install some software from a USB key on the Intel GPU machines but the 8 port KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch has stopped working. When powered on it doesn't display its usual 00 and I can't select any of the computers. I have ordered a couple of replacements (working on the assumption the other one will also stop working soon). They are both around 5 years old.

I had an idea there might be a problem last week as the colors started going off on two of the machines when I select them. Thinking it might have been the cables I ordered a set of 4 cables earlier in the week, but given I can't select any computer now means its the KVM that is faulty rather than the cables.

Fortunately I can ssh into them and do the install using the command line. Its a lot simpler to drag and drop files using a GUI than it is using the command line.

The weather has been warm during the day so I have had to set the Intel GPU machines to idle during the day and have them working overnight. It is still winter in Sydney.

I am trying to keep the two Ryzen 3900X machines running 24/7 as they do as much work as the six Intel GPU machines.

I managed to get to position 50 in the Rosetta Top Participants list before NBN came around on Thursday last week. Since then my results per day have fallen dramatically.

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