Today the first snow of 2005 fell from the sky. According to the Mobog archives, it’s almost a month earlier than last year. Global warming is a fraud, engineered by the environmentalist to raise more money so they can buy time share apartments in Spain.
Through work I’ve got access to a buttload of servers, most of them with dual Intel Xeon processors running at 3GHz and above. Since we’re scaling gradually and buying new servers whenever a box reaches a certain amount of constant CPU load there is a lot of spare CPU cycles on the boxes. I have to admit that it’s very tempting to install BOINC on these servers. Just imagine how many work units a 3GHz Xeon CPU could
process in a day! And the nerds rejoiced! In theory I could probably install the software on every server and no one would ever notice - that’s the beauty of being System Administrator - but since it’s a production platform and we have SLAs that shouldn’t be broken because of my sick needs to crunch numbers, I’ll probably refrain from doing it. That’s the problem of being a sane System Administrator…
vegard at vegard dot netwith your input. You can also use any of the other points of contact listed on the About page.
come on! install BOINC. do it do it do it do it!
interesting stuff. too bad I missed the program. I’ll try to look it up on NRK’s webpage.
oh and be nice with the senioritas…. :p
Have fun in the sun, Ola!
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