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I got my hands on an old Dell PowerEdge 2600 tower server.
Due to it's age (early 2003), it's very lacking in anything other than power consumption.

I installed f@h, hoping to put it to good use, but the PPD's are pretty dismal. I am just wondering, is this really what I should expect from this old thing or is my config out of whack?

512mb RAM
Dual Xeon III 2.8GHz 512kb L2 cache
132 15k rpm Cheetah drives in RAID 0
Debian 32-bit GUI.

I'm getting around 221 PPD....

It's using the basic setup, with a single CPU with 4 cores (this is how debian sees it).

Thanks for any help.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Callist0 View Post

I got my hands on an old Dell PowerEdge 2600 tower server.
Due to it's age (early 2003), it's very lacking in anything other than power consumption.

I installed f@h, hoping to put it to good use, but the PPD's are pretty dismal. I am just wondering, is this really what I should expect from this old thing or is my config out of whack?

512mb RAM
Dual Xeon III 2.8GHz 512kb L2 cache
132 15k rpm Cheetah drives in RAID 0
Debian 32-bit GUI.

I'm getting around 221 PPD....

It's using the basic setup, with a single CPU with 4 cores (this is how debian sees it).

Thanks for any help.

This is likely what you should expect from this. The architecture of CPUS has changed vastly since 2003 and with it so has F@H.

This is basically like racing a Geo Metro amongst a bunch of Ferraris. If you are looking to fold, I would recommend starting with a GPU or two. This is the best way to get involved and get a solid PPD.

I am impressed it still works though redface.gif I wish I still had my old AMD rig from back then.

Hope this helps!
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That sounds about right, unfortunately. I wouldn't even bother unless you need a space heater and don't mind the amount of power it's going to consume.
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Thank you for the replies. It came to me free (was decomissioned from a hospital at work), but it seems to be totally useless. Also uses SCSI drives which are expensive and difficult to track down and is about as loud as a vacuum cleaner. I'll probably just donate the thing.

Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Callist0 View Post

I got my hands on an old Dell PowerEdge 2600 tower server.
Due to it's age (early 2003), it's very lacking in anything other than power consumption.

I installed f@h, hoping to put it to good use, but the PPD's are pretty dismal. I am just wondering, is this really what I should expect from this old thing or is my config out of whack?

512mb RAM
Dual Xeon III 2.8GHz 512kb L2 cache
132 15k rpm Cheetah drives in RAID 0
Debian 32-bit GUI.

I'm getting around 221 PPD....

It's using the basic setup, with a single CPU with 4 cores (this is how debian sees it).

Thanks for any help.

Keep it and turn it into a NAS device to use as a back up or media server...preferably in another room!!! Just put in a 802.11n or 802.11ac card and you an put it anywhere!!
   
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Keep it and turn it into a NAS device to use as a back up or media server...preferably in another room!!! Just put in a 802.11n or 802.11ac card and you an put it anywhere!!

Heh, I had considered that option initially as well, but considering the amount of power it consumes, it'd be one expensive power bill (I'd assume at least 40/month increase) just for file serving.

It currently "adorns" my office with its behemoth glory biggrin.gif
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