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needs to be rather simple to set up. hardware is as follows:

intel D5000 series server board

2x Intel Xeon socket 771 processors (dont know model numbers, i havent pulled the heatsinks)

64GB DDR2 ECC RAM

WD Caviar SE 80GB SATA HDD (for OS and folding software)

1 DVD-RW drive hooked up temporarily for installation of OS

Some Random Rackable Systems Case

any help would be appreciated,i acquired this hardware to use for folding in my workplace, i have the CEOs consent.
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Anything will work since you're not going to be doing bigadv with it. So if it's running Windows, that's fine. If it's running Linux, that's fine too.
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Anything will work since you're not going to be doing bigadv with it. So if it's running Windows, that's fine. If it's running Linux, that's fine too.

was thinking 64 bit ubuntu and v7 client?

the Xeon 5345 chips in it seem to be on the upper end of models
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was thinking 64 bit ubuntu and v7 client?

the Xeon 5345 chips in it seem to be on the upper end of models
The 5300 series is over 6 years old now... You're not gonna get much out of them
You really won't see much of a difference in any OS since you're just going to be doing SMP. If it already has an OS on it, might as well use what it has.
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The 5300 series is over 6 years old now... You're not gonna get much out of them
You really won't see much of a difference in any OS since you're just going to be doing SMP. If it already has an OS on it, might as well use what it has.

its better than what i almost used.... which was a pair of socket 605 xeons from '01 which have now gone to the recycling center along with thier mobo, because i got $85 for the gold content
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its better than what i almost used.... which was a pair of socket 605 xeons from '01 which have now gone to the recycling center along with thier mobo, because i got $85 for the gold content
Haha! $85 was the best decision! Are you going to be footing the power bill?
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Haha! $85 was the best decision! Are you going to be footing the power bill?

nope, my boss is, i have this server in one of our racks at work and got permission before i set it up
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Yeah I would recommend the latest Ubuntu (13.10) and the server edition because there is no need for a gui and you can save some resources that way too. Setting up the V7 client from the command line is pretty straight forward, the official F@H site has some really good instructions, so that is what I would recommend if you are looking to get the most out of this rig.
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