23 November 2016

23rd of November

Farm Status
Intel GPUs
Been off for a week, now running Seti

Nvidia GPUs

Raspberry Pis
Running Einstein

Other news
Weather has been hot so everything apart from the Raspberry Pis has been off.

I got a letter from the electricity provider saying they are going to install a "smart meter" sometime between the 28th of November and the 9th of December. That's about as specific as they get. That means the farm will have to be off. This is of course to save them money (they don't need to come out and read the meter) and allows them to charge higher rates depending on the time of day.

I spent a bit of time last week scouting around for a small industrial unit to rent, to put the farm in. Somewhere well out of Sydney to keep the cost down. Unfortunately not too much success apart from one I looked at a few months ago. It would need a fit-out as its just bare walls and concrete floor at the moment. Ideally what I'd like is a cluster of machines in a server room type of setup.

The seven 1Tb SSHD's that I ordered unfortunately couldn't be delivered yesterday because nobody was at home to receive them. I will have to collect them from the post office tomorrow. They are destined to replace the 500Gb hard disks in the Intel GPU machines.

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