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Message 3079 - Posted: 16 Sep 2019, 10:32:54 UTC

At the beginning I'm sorry for my poor English.
Approximately 10-15 October this year, the GoofyxGrid project will celebrate its 5th anniversary <- at the beginning it was not a public project but my private one.
It was a time of ups and downs (I regret that there were definitely more falls). For me at the beginning it was an adventure and a journey into the unknown <- I've never dealt with running a Linux server or a boinc server before. After publishing the project, I hoped for a maximum of 500-750 tasks in progress and there were more than once that the server one after another fell like flies. There were many moments when I told myself that it was the end and time to shut down the server (colleague Krzyszp from Universe @ home knows what I am talking about :) <- he could write a book based on our conversations), but each time you showed me so much support that I could motivate and continue to act. Not once uprising after the fall was very hard, especially since GoofyxGrid is probably the least stable project in the world <- for now it is still so although I am still trying to work on it. From the very beginning I was struggling with hardware ills and all the time I tried to fix and fix it. In fact, it didn't do much, because the project lived from one SNAFU to another FUBAR.

I hope that this will not bring me bad luck but I would like to share with you some thoughts on the future of the project. Of course, I can't promise a bright future without mishaps <- because it was complete nonsense. The only thing I can promise that these 5 years have fooled me about improvising and patching up the situation <- sometimes you have to plow something and plant it again for a good result.
Throughout my vacation, I had time to think about what I want to do with GoofyxGrid, whether to close or change my approach and give the last chance. I chose second options.
Since the beginning of September I have been working on serious ggNCI in the technical background (I hope that ggCPU and Dorothy will also be in the near future). This time, despite the fact that I can't afford new equipment, after summing up the middle of the decade what is a good conclusion that I can't afford more patches and repairs.
Therefore, I have currently purchased 2 Chenbro RM41824 24LFF servers.
First one (named "bysior", cost about 4k $) is set up with 24x 3TB IronWolf storage (11 mirrors with 2 hdd in each + 2 spare disk + 4x SSD Intel 480GB as L2ARC) for proxmox. Second (named "atena", cost 3k $) one will be prepare as backup server with 10-12 x 6tb HDD on the beggining (there is place for 24x HDD) <- I'm tired of making backups via usb on SD car, usb drive and old ATA (no SATA) drive. The server will have ZFS in raidZ3 and 20-30TB for even daily backups and snapshots.
At this moment ggNCI server, mysql server and NFS for ggNCI is moved to new storage and working really nice. All 3 servers are connected by a 10gb network.
Of course, this does not make the project bear any load, but in my opinion it should work definitely more stable and confident than what I had now ... and believe me that you would like to know how it looked.

I will tell you without a doubt what the situation is. Ultimately, I spent everything I could on current equipment (you will admit it is worth the money). But I need to buy:
- second PSU for "bysior" and "atena "
- decent UPS <- for energy stability. 3-3,5kW with custom battery will be great
- new server for proxmox <- this one is energy eater and has poor performance. Maybe it could be more that one serwer for load balancing
- new server cabinet for all these devices and maybe new one <- 3 server on office desks is bad idea
- new 10gb network switch ect

And now this bad administrator (it's me) has the audacity to ask you again for support.
1. paypal: patreon@goofyx.pl
2. patreon: patreon.com/goofyx

Maybe I could host a new project whose administrator cannot afford the equipment or die like QCN <- I am open in this to such cooperation.

That's it for me <- now I'm putting the future in your hands.
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Message 3085 - Posted: 16 Sep 2019, 21:33:45 UTC - in response to Message 3079.  

You have my support.
I'm sending you it by PayPal.

Thank you for your effort along these five years.

Vamos!!!
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Message 3087 - Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 7:55:17 UTC - in response to Message 3085.  

You have my support.
I'm sending you it by PayPal.

Thank you for your effort along these five years.

Vamos!!!

Thank you
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Message 3089 - Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 10:49:53 UTC

Nice, some new hardware.

What is Dorothy, besides a woman's name?

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Message 3094 - Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 12:30:09 UTC - in response to Message 3089.  

Nice, some new hardware.

What is Dorothy, besides a woman's name?

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"Project Dorothy"....
At this moment I can tell only that is remote control vehicle <- 175cm long x 110cm width x 75cm height and about 200-250 KG weight so is not small stuff.

if everything goes as planned and with your support I will need boinc project only for the needs of this vehicle <- and i am planning several applications
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