kjohnson (0)
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Number of visits to this profile: 49
BAM! user since: November 13 2016
Country: United States
Sex: Male
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Forum posts: 1
Member of team: Gridcoin


My personal background
I started distributed computing in my teens by running Prime95 on a Dell Poweredge 6400, Quad Pentium 3 Xeon, in my parents attic. With computers as a hobby, I ran Prime95 on my machines as just a cool use of computing power. Later I found BOINC and realized that I can use computing power to help science research instead of pure mathematics. The ancient Dell PE 6400 was retired more than a decade ago, and I'm on the 4th platform for my desktop. Previously had AMD K7, AMDK8, then AMDK10 platforms, and now I crunch projects on my X99 desktop with Xeon E5-4627v4 and GTX 1080. In the winter I wake up my servers to crunch when the waste heat helps keep the house warm and hibernate them in the spring one or two at a time once I no longer need as much heat.

Winter 2019/2020 will be warmed by these beasts.
Desktop:
Imladris - Self Built, 1x E5-4627v4. GRX 1080, 4x 8GB PC4-2400-U

New Cruncher:
Erebor - Dell R540, 1x Xeon Gold 6139, 6x 16GB PC4-2666V-R

Returning Crunchers:
Orodruin - Dell T620, 2x E5-2667v2, 2x GTX 1080 1x GTX 1070, 8x 8GB PC3-14900R
Caradhras - Dell R620, 2x E5-2628Lv2, 8x 8GB PC3L-12800R
Fanuidhol - Dell R620, 2x E5-2628Lv2, 8x 8GB PC3L-12800R
Celebdil - Dell R620, 2x E5-2628Lv2, 8x 8GB PC3L-12800R
Methedras - Dell T320, 1x E5-2430Lv2, 3x 8GB PC3L-12800R

Retired:
Dell R610, 2x Xeon L5640, 6x 8GB PC3L-10600R

Opinion about BOINCstats/BAM!
BOINCstats/BAM! is a great tool that makes it easy to manage BOINC across multiple PCs. I enjoy the user stats and its nice to work my way up the ranks!