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More than most people's entire houses bulb.gif
Considering solar panels

wait!.... it's solar powered to boot?!?!?!
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post #12 of 27
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wait!.... it's solar powered to boot?!?!?!

*considering*
Right now it all comes down to the money ... in that as soon as I get enough it will be tongue.gif
As a result I'll be folding in short, concentrated bursts, a large power bill is detrimental to saving towards a goal that will generate more savings.
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I tried checking out solar power as well, however the home built systems seem to be a big investment. I am a do-it-yourself kind of guy, and it seems that I would have to have a quad-zillion panels in order to do anything productive with it, and that is also not mentioning the battery bank I would have to build for cloudy days. It is still something that interests me, but I am currently researching stuff on a much smaller scale right now. All the conversions from DC to AC also cause efficiency loss. In general it requires a lot more planning than I had initially anticipated. Good luck with your system though, and please, if you get something up and running, share the results with us!
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post #14 of 27
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Enterprise hardware. Did you know you can get a ready, working C7000 enclosure from Ebay for cheap ( < 2 grand)?
I don't know many devices that can crank out that many PPD otherwise thumb.gif

Is THIS what you are talking about? The cheapest I see is $5999. The empty enclosures are the only thing i see for under $2k. thinking.gif
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I tried checking out solar power as well, however the home built systems seem to be a big investment. I am a do-it-yourself kind of guy, and it seems that I would have to have a quad-zillion panels in order to do anything productive with it, and that is also not mentioning the battery bank I would have to build for cloudy days. It is still something that interests me, but I am currently researching stuff on a much smaller scale right now. All the conversions from DC to AC also cause efficiency loss. In general it requires a lot more planning than I had initially anticipated. Good luck with your system though, and please, if you get something up and running, share the results with us!

got me thinking what it would take to build a system only meant to power a folding rig? thinking.gif
     
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Enterprise hardware. Did you know you can get a ready, working C7000 enclosure from Ebay for cheap ( < 2 grand)?
I don't know many devices that can crank out that many PPD otherwise thumb.gif

Is THIS what you are talking about? The cheapest I see is $5999. The empty enclosures are the only thing i see for under $2k. thinking.gif

I saw one with 32 dual core Opterons.
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Is THIS what you are talking about? The cheapest I see is $5999. The empty enclosures are the only thing i see for under $2k. thinking.gif

This is what I was talking about, ready to be filled up with blades (all it's missing is a network switch, but a gigabit blade switch shouldn't be too hard to come by). If you can get an enclosure full of G1 BL460s though, go get a pallet of 3.33ghz quad cores (highest bin the device will support) and put two per blade. That goldfish will do quite a bit of crunching.

Some places, especially Houston, make investing in solar power a bit less painful given all the credits you can get (Oncor 2$/watt rebate, Green Moutain Power 100% power buyback up to 500kw, federal tax credits).
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post #18 of 27
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I have to say compmaster; I am not easily impressed but damn I love this. wubsmiley.gif
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Wow indeed! I'm used to seeing estimations of people passing me in a year, but you are tearing through WU's! Your 940k points yesterday is insane, awesomely done! biggrin.gif
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I think I may have to purchase another 4p in the next year or so... Unless another -bigadv wu comes out like the 6903/4...
 
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