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2010-12-31 10:46:32

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The update server is slowly dying, therefor I'm planning to build a new server to replace it.

You can support BOINCstats by donating hardware or a small monetary donation. If you want to donate hardware, I'm looking for server-grade hardware, hardware SAS RAID controller, SSD's etc. Contact me via PM or email (webmaster_at_boincstats_dot_com) if you want to donate hardware.
http://boincstats.com/page/project_news.php?pr=bs#3757
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2010-12-31 12:42:00

My first estimate places the server around €3600 if we do not receive hardware donations.

This includes:

  • AMD Opteron 6134
  • ASUS KGPE-D16/IKVM
  • Kingston ValueRAM 8 GB ECC Registered DDR3-1066 KVR1066D3D8R7SK2/8G (2x)
  • Adaptec RAID 5805
  • SSD drives (brand/type to be determined) 8x
  • Samsung Spinpoint F4 EcoGreen HD204UI (for backups)
  • Thermaltake Toughpower XT 575W
  • Procase IPC-C3F
  • Several items to put it all together


Ideally, the CPU should be two instead of one, which then also needs double the memory, but that adds another €800.

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2010-12-31 12:42:32

The "old" server will be repaired if possible and then put back into action as challenge server.
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2010-12-31 16:56:24
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The donation window is open.

Let's make this happen before the old server rolls over and dies.

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2011-01-09 17:10:25

Sent €10 unfortunately about all I can do this soon after Christmas cards all near limit till the Jan bills get paid lol
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2011-01-20 08:14:01


I sent a donation for the new server this morning.

Thank you for providing such a great site and service Willy!

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2011-01-20 08:20:21

I sent a donation yesterday
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2011-01-22 02:23:59

I donated for the new server not too long ago for 3 reasons:
1) Willy works tirelessly on maintaining this site and keeping us loaded with our stats.
2) I enjoy this site and visit quite often to view statistics and catch up on all the project news and forum gab.
3) I do not want to see this site go down as another one did recently.
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2011-01-23 01:35:13

I've just donated €100: That is not a fortune, a few hours work for me, maybe more, possibly fewer, from you.
If everyone else currently online followed my modest example the future of this magnificent site would be assured, with €1,400 from members and €4,900 from guests. C'mon everyone give Willy the ****** money!
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2011-01-23 15:43:20

Donation sent - Willy does a fantastic job here and deserves all the support we can give him. Even if every user only sent 5 Euros, we would pay for it in no time.

IMHO the additional CPU and memory Willy talks about should be the aim as a minimum. If a new server is procured it should have the clout to do the whole job and some in reserve for future demand. I would even spec it one notch higher to ensure a smooth future operation, but thats Willy's decision obviously - its just that if we go for this as many are, it makes sense to go the whole hog and not cheese pair it.

Dont hesitate to up the spec a little Willy, IMHO people will back you 100% - whatever hardware is needed to do a smooth trouble free job for both the User and yourself.

Regards
Zy
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2011-01-28 12:58:18
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I was thinking about the benefits of a DELL or HP server in case there is a hardware problem. So I decided to use the DELL configurator to build a system close to the specs which I posted before. I've put the price at the bottom, it's not for the faint of heart, you've been warned!

Dell PowerEdgeâ„¢ R815

Basis:
PowerEdge R815 Rack Chassis for Up to 6x 2.5" Hard Drives

Processor:
2x AMD Opteronâ„¢ 6134, 8C, 2.30GHz, 8x512K L2 Cache, 115W TDP

Memory:
16GB Memory for 2 CPUs, DDR3, 1333MHz (8x2GB Single Ranked RDIMMs)

Support:
5 jaar ProSupport en Next Business Day On-Site Service (this isn't an option and can't be deselected)

RAID-connectivity:
C6 - R10 for PERC H200/H700, 4-6 HDDs 392824

RAID- or SCSI-controllerkaart:
PERC H700 Integrated RAID Controller, 512MB Cache

First HD:
100GB, Solid State Disk SATA, 2.5-in Hard Drive (Hot Plug) (4x)

PSU:
Power Supply, Redundant (2 PSU), 1100W 392816

Powercord:
2x Rack Power Cord 2M (C13/C14 12A)

Management card:
iDRAC6 Express Server Management Card

Networkcard:
Intel® Gigabit ET Low Profile Dual Port Server Adapter, Cu, PCIe-4

Rails for rackmount:
Sliding Ready Rack Rails

Optical:
16X DVD-ROM Drive SATA

Basic warranty:
3Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day - Minimum Warranty

Price: €15.497 (or €545 lease per month).

I think I stick with building it myself.
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2011-01-28 16:44:58

Willy, maybe you should change the default choice on the donations page from "Server rack/bandwidth/power for BOINCstats" to the "BOINCstats server donation drive." It seems odd to me that next month is almost paid in advance when often even a month or two is overdue. Maybe some who intended to donate to the new server forgot to select that choice, and the donation went there by mistake. I almost forgot when I made my donation for the new server myself. Anyway, just a thought.
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2011-01-29 15:36:56
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We are up to 64% of what we need for BOINCstats' new server!

. . . a lot of members and supporters kicking in a little can put us over the top in short order.

Then Willy can start ordering and building. . . .

STE\/E
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2011-01-29 20:18:47
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Donated some here & at PrimeGird & also another Project, didn't get very much for my Box's so I couldn't Donate very much ...
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2011-01-31 18:50:35

Steve* wrote:
Donated some here & at PrimeGird & also another Project, didn't get very much for my Box's so I couldn't Donate very much ...



Thanks Steve.

. . . your contribution is much appreciated.

We now stand at 71.3% on this new server drive.

Let's push this one over the top!

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2011-01-31 19:32:38

Punched 50 Euro at the new server... And polished off the February '11 bill in the process!

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2011-01-31 22:59:39
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Jeff Coleman wrote:
Punched 50 Euro at the new server... And polished off the February '11 bill in the process!




Super!

We now have 73.7% of our goal.


. . . and our February bill for Server rack/bandwidth/power was covered in January

Let's get this drive over with and show Willy our vote of confidence.

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2011-02-02 22:36:07


79.5%



Let's retire this drive so Willy can start ordering the parts!!!

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2011-02-09 18:35:11


84.4%



Let's put this fundraiser to rest so Willy can upgrade our update server!

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2011-02-10 10:08:23

Server locked up a few minutes ago. I started checks/repairs on the database. Don't expect updates the coming two hours.
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2011-02-11 09:01:22

I drafted another setup for the new server. Any suggestions for better hardware are appreciated. I changed the mainboard from the previous draft. That mainboard had two CPU sockets and I'm only placing one. It also turned out that the CPU is shipped without cooler so that's included as well. I also picked the SSD's I want to use.


  • CPU: AMD Opteron 6134
  • CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U9DO A3
  • Mainboard: Supermicro H8SGL-F
  • Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 8 GB ECC Registered DDR3-1066 Kit (2x)
  • RAID controller: Adaptec RAID 5805
  • HD for backups: Samsung HD204UI
  • HD's for OS: Seagate ST9250410AS (2x)
  • HD's for data: Intel® SSDSA2MJ080G201 (8x)
  • PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower XT 575W
  • Case: Procase IPC-C3F
  • Several items to put it all together



Total amount: €3300.

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2011-02-18 07:39:54
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Server locked up again, all repairs done.

The donation drive is going really well. I was ready to jump the gun and order the parts (delivery time for some parts > 2 weeks) because I'm confident that we'll reach the goal of €2000, but then I got an offer for some high-end hardware. I'm waiting how that turns out before deciding on the final parts. Whatever the outcome, I'd like to have the new server up and running before the end of march.
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2011-02-21 18:47:22

The donation amount was changed to €3000 which is the latest estimation.
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2011-02-25 16:32:04
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Server locked up again. I will have to restore the database from backup and restart the daily update.

Edit: I also had to recover the table with all the progress for BOINC combined of today, which means that only in BOINC combined there is no user progress for today. This will be solved after the next daily update.
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2011-02-26 12:28:12


We are at 68% of the goal of 3K Euros for the new server.

. . . let's put this one behind us so that Willy can keep BOINCstats running at the level we have all come to expect.

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