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    By Jeremy Lang -

    I am not getting tied into lifetime support by building it for him.

    While they're very configurable, and several people I know have tried them, I've never ended up with a positive recommendation for a game-PC type company (i.e. every other page in the back of Maximum PC/CPU...).? Those machines never seem to be built for long-term stability...

    If they've got money to burn, HP or Supermicro Workstation is a no-brainer, but that's rare.? So I usually lean towards telling them consumer/gamer HP or Dell XPS but I swear the configuration options are dumber and dumber every time I look!? If I get there through this link it's a great price but I can't configure XYZ, and through this link a monitor is bundled in and I can configure nothing, meanwhile *this* link...--ALL FOR THE *SAME* DAMN PRODUCT---

    So what's your go-to answer?? With adequate to great support, and LA local wouldn't hurt...??

    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
    ??????????????

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    By Shawn Wallbridge - I send them to Ghassan at ACECA. After that, they are on their own. You get what you pay for, I am not going to spec out a machine or make a recommendation. shawn On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Jeremy Lang wrote: > I am not getting tied into lifetime support by building it for him. >> While they're very configurable, and several people I know have tried them, > I've never ended up with a positive recommendation for a game-PC type > company (i.e. every other page in the back of Maximum PC/CPU...). Those > machines never seem to be built for long-term stability... >> If they've got money to burn, HP or Supermicro Workstation is a no-brainer, > but that's rare. So I usually lean towards telling them consumer/gamer HP > or Dell XPS but I swear the configuration options are dumber and dumber > every time I look! If I get there through this link it's a great price but > I can't configure XYZ, and through this link a monitor is bundled in and I > can configure nothing, meanwhile *this* link...--ALL FOR THE *SAME* DAMN > PRODUCT--- >> So what's your go-to answer? With adequate to great support, and LA local > wouldn't hurt...? >> ______________ > Jeremy M. Lang > it4vfx > ?????????????? >> To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to > mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    By Klaus Steden -


    I've got a Dell R620 coming online and the IPMI controller has that kind of info:

    -- cut --
    Fan1A RPM        | 3960 RPM          | ok
    Fan2A RPM        | 3840 RPM          | ok
    Fan3A RPM        | 3840 RPM          | ok
    Fan4A RPM        | 3840 RPM          | ok
    Fan5A RPM        | 3840 RPM          | ok
    Fan6A RPM        | 3840 RPM          | ok
    Inlet Temp       | 20 degrees C      | ok
    Exhaust Temp     | 36 degrees C      | ok
    Temp             | disabled          | ns
    Temp             | disabled          | ns
    Current 1        | disabled          | ns
    Current 2        | 1 Amps            | ok
    Voltage 1        | disabled          | ns
    Voltage 2        | 118 Volts         | ok
    Pwr Consumption  | 112 Watts         | ok
    Fan7A RPM        | 3960 RPM          | ok
    Fan1B RPM        | 3600 RPM          | ok
    Fan2B RPM        | 3720 RPM          | ok
    Fan3B RPM        | 3720 RPM          | ok
    Fan4B RPM        | 3720 RPM          | ok
    Fan5B RPM        | 3720 RPM          | ok
    Fan6B RPM        | 3720 RPM          | ok
    Fan7B RPM        | 3720 RPM          | ok
    -- cut --

    Currently running on a single PSU hence the lack of current and voltage readings for PDU 1. That's the kind of thing I want to see vendors implement across the board -- the IPMI standard is great, but it would be even better if they were able to standardize on what quantities were presented.

    cheers,
    Klaus


    From: greg whynott [greg.whynott@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:04 AM
    To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Number of blades per circuit 30 amp/220 watt circuit

    most systems will also allow you to query the PSU to see what its up to now a days don't they?



    On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Nick Allevato <nick@weareroyale.com> wrote:
    Empirical measurement is the way to go.

    Grab some metered PDU's from Sergio @ CRE and add nodes to each circuit during rendering until you get within a node's worth of amps on that particular circuit and you should be gooooood to go.

    As for planning for max PSU rating...generally nodes eat up a good amount of power...not max, sure, but dual 1U render nodes will eat up a pretty good amount of power.

    -nick



    Nick Allevato | Information Technology | 
     
    Office: +1.323.337.9990

    On Feb 28, 2013, at 7:49 AM, greg whynott wrote:

    urandom actually...

    for a in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10;do cat /dev/urandom > /dev/null & done

    where the count is the number of cores you have. 

    there is a package you can install called cpuburn which includes the burn* bins for various cpu types.   probably does a better job at 'filling' the cpu.

    -g



    On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Greg Whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:
    Cat Dev random works too.

    G

    Sent while driving.

    On 2013-02-27, at 23:23, Greg Ercolano <erco_mlist@seriss.com> wrote:

    > On 02/27/13 19:16, bill@yuco.com wrote:
    >> Also plan on getting a metered 220 power strip to see the actual draw.
    >
    >    It's been a long time since I wrangled render farms, but..
    >
    >    +1 on empirical checking of current draw during heavy use, then pad
    >    that as needed. So if it runs at 300W, then perhaps plan for 500W
    >    per node, or some such.
    >
    >    But I wouldn't plan based on the max rating of the power supply;
    >    that's surely overkill, as that's the rating the supply will max out,
    >    not its normal current draw.
    >
    >    FWIW if you want to slam the box, I found this one liner is a good way
    >    to just slam a cpu to 100%; run as many of these as you have cpus
    >    to max them all:
    >
    > perl -e '$t=0; while(1) { $a = sin($t); $t+=.1; }'
    >
    >    See *warning* below; I melted a 2 cpu laptop once by running two instances
    >    of that one liner..!
    >
    >    This will heavily exercise the cpu's floating point math, getting it
    >    hot and active with the fans and such, but does no memory access,
    >    and does not exercise the disks.
    >
    >    You may also want to exercise the disk(s), as they eat power and generate heat
    >    too. Running this will keep your local drive very busy:
    >
    > find / -mount > /dev/null
    >
    >    On windows (not in front of it now), I guess something similar might be:
    >
    > DIR /S C:\ > NUL
    >
    >    Also, of course run heavy renders (exercise floating cpu use) and comps
    >    (exercises cpu+I/O and disk) just to see if they magically make the box
    >    use more power than the above.
    >
    >
    > *WARNING*
    >    Be /very/ careful with that one liner perl command.
    >
    >    I overheated a 2 cpu laptop once (HP Pavilion dv2415nr running linux) by running
    >    two instances of that one liner in two terminal windows. It did an auto-thermal
    >    shutdown after about 3 or 4 minutes, but the box would also not come up again
    >    even hours later. (Next day it kinda worked again, but was always flaky from then on..)
    >
    >    Granted laptops are much weaker than render nodes, but I was still surprised
    >    at the behavior.
    >
    >    Anyway, keep your eye on heat.
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  • 02/28/13--11:55: Racks in LA
  • By Shawn Wallbridge - I think this came up before, but does anyone know of any place to get used Racks in LA? I need 6 44U square hole racks asap. shawn To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    By John Hickson -

    All,

    In order to maximize the turnout for future StudioSysAdmins meetings I would like to ask each of you to go to the link below and fill out the simple survey.

    We have over 1800 members in the group so far and plan on expanding our reach even further this year.

    Your participation is always is appreciated.

     

    Link to survey...

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MFT2FZC

     

    Thank you;

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    --- This post was edited by John Hickson at 2013-03-01 10:41:21 ---

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    By Craig Van Horn -

    Has anyone seen or tested one of Dell’s new PremierColour monitors? How might these compare to a DreamColor for most work intended for Rec709? Any thoughts?

     

    http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors_Flat_Panel_Widescreen/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=224-8284

     

    Cheers,

     

    Craig


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  • 03/01/13--07:30: Friday news
  • By Jez Tucker -

    Hey all

     

      Just a wee post to say after nearly 12 years I’m leaving Rushes.

     

    I’m joining candIT to further develop the Warp system.

     

    Beers will be Thursday 7th March - along with the Rushes mob.

    I’ll post the venue next week, I have to recce a few first ;-)

    Suggestions welcomed.

     

    Jez

    ---

    Jez Tucker

    Senior Sysadmin

    Rushes

    DDI: +44 (0) 207 851 6276

    http://www.rushes.co.uk

     


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  • 03/01/13--14:15: Speaking of EULAs...
  • By Jeremy Lang -

    How many worker-years worth do we agree to every month?? ;o\

    I did work someplace that had a semi-legal who thought she needed to read every one anybody agreed to.? Yeah, and if you have a problem with Adobe's, Microsoft's, etc., I guess we'll just not use their products...

    Though I obviously agree it's important to know when a company has inserted something heinous into theirs... hopefully somebody on SSA catches it and alerts us all!?

    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
    ??????????????

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    By Brian Krusic - Hi,


    Comparing options and numbers.

    But wondering if any one knows of a 3rd party support option for a Titan 3200 with EOL/EOS disk back end?


    - Brian

    Subordinate Monkey






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  • 03/04/13--16:40: Opsview Pro
  • By Anh Quach - Anyone have thoughts on Opsview Pro vs. Nagios XI for less than 200 devices? Opsview runs atop Nagios Core but I'm not sure about full interoperability with the slew of Nagios tools out there. 



    -- 
    Anh Quach
    Technical Director

    DIGITALKITCHEN | 1114 E Pike Street 3rd Floor, Seattle WA 98122 |  V 206.455.9297  C 213.880.1877 | THISISDK.COM


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    By Shawn Wallbridge -

    Awesome, I was waiting for that. Too much info to take in while he was talking.

    Shawn

    On Mar 4, 2013 4:30 PM, "JaimeGago" <gagojaime@gmail.com> wrote:
    Great talk from Gregg Brendan (yes the one that gave us "don't shout at your disks") on Linux performance tools overview. He goes fast and there is a lot but I think he makes a good Master Jedi job at showing the power of the force ;-)

    http://joyent.com/blog/linux-performance-analysis-and-tools-brendan-gregg-s-talk-at-scale-11x

    J.
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    By Bill Heiden -
     Was wondering if anyone has a Windows 7 client writing files to a mountain lion server?  We've started to move to smaller dedicated servers, which has been great for our all Mac/AFP projects.  Unfortunately, anytime a Windows 7 machine writes to the server using SMB, the permissions end up being a very restrictive 600.

     We have a simple setup, we use Open Directory for Macs and have local accounts for the Windows 7 machines. This has worked in the past to both our Isilon and a 10.6.8 OS X server, but unfortunately it isn't working with mountain lion.

     Really just want to know if anyone is successfully writing using Windows 7 to 10.8.2 server? Would also be interested to know what directory service schema you are using? Trying to keep it as simple as possible. Thanks in advance. 









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    By Saker Klippsten -

    Bill have you looked at this?



    Sent from my Sprint iPhone

    On Mar 4, 2013, at 6:38 PM, bill@yuco.com wrote:


     Was wondering if anyone has a Windows 7 client writing files to a mountain lion server?  We've started to move to smaller dedicated servers, which has been great for our all Mac/AFP projects.  Unfortunately, anytime a Windows 7 machine writes to the server using SMB, the permissions end up being a very restrictive 600.

     We have a simple setup, we use Open Directory for Macs and have local accounts for the Windows 7 machines. This has worked in the past to both our Isilon and a 10.6.8 OS X server, but unfortunately it isn't working with mountain lion.

     Really just want to know if anyone is successfully writing using Windows 7 to 10.8.2 server? Would also be interested to know what directory service schema you are using? Trying to keep it as simple as possible. Thanks in advance. 








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    By Bill Heiden - Yes I have, but thanks for suggesting. >-----Original Message----- >From: Saker Klippsten [mailto:sakerk@gmail.com] >Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 01:29 AM >To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com >Cc: discuss@studiosysadmins.com >Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Windows 7 clients accessing OS X 10.8.2 server - bad permissions >>Bill have you looked at this? >http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4149 >>>>Sent from my Sprint iPhone >>On Mar 4, 2013, at 6:38 PM, bill@yuco.com wrote: >>>>> Was wondering if anyone has a Windows 7 client writing files to a mountain lion server? We've started to move to smaller dedicated servers, which has been great for our all Mac/AFP projects. Unfortunately, anytime a Windows 7 machine writes to the server using SMB, the permissions end up being a very restrictive 600. >>>> We have a simple setup, we use Open Directory for Macs and have local accounts for the Windows 7 machines. This has worked in the past to both our Isilon and a 10.6.8 OS X server, but unfortunately it isn't working with mountain lion. >>>> Really just want to know if anyone is successfully writing using Windows 7 to 10.8.2 server? Would also be interested to know what directory service schema you are using? Trying to keep it as simple as possible. Thanks in advance. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe > To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    By Brian Krusic - Hi,


    Got two of these puppies, an unused one and a 3 year old one.

    $400 for the new
    $200 for the used

    $500 for the pair

    I'm near Lincoln/Washington if you wanna swing by and look.

    Will also snap pics if you are interested.

    - Brian

    Subordinate Monkey






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    By Rob Mason -

    Hi all,

    Have been working on a replacement firewall solution for our office for a couple months now and am finally on the verge of implementation but the higher ups were wondering how stable and secure this machine would be.

    I've used the v2 branch of pfSense and have been working towards an LDAP integrated squid setup with squidguard.? Anyone else out there with a similar setup in production?

    Thanks

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    By Rob LaRose -


    Anyone using the Gefen 1500HD w/ an Eizo CG245W?

    Using my CG241W, everything's hunky-dory.  But when I connect the CG245W, I see a slight yellow/blue offset (like misaligned R/G/B) on the screen.  Direct-connect to the box works fine.

    Driving me batty.  Somebody throw me a bone?

    --Rob



    rob larose | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com


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    By Peter Smith - Hi Anyone doing LACP on the HP 8-port 10GBASE-T v2 zl Module (J9546A), in a 5406zl? Any gotchas? HP docs suggest it's fine. I'll not be doing anything fancy (distributed) yet, just doubling up to some workstations and storage. TIA. -- Pete Smith DevOp/System Administrator Realise Studio 12/13 Poland Street, London W1F 8QB T. +44 (0)20 7165 9644 realisestudio.com To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 03/06/13--06:00: Jez's leaving drinks venue
  • By Jez Tucker -

    Allo peeps

     

      I’ll be found propping the bar at the Star & Garter, Poland St. upstairs from 18:00 onwards tomorrow night.

     

    All the best,

     

    Jez

    ---

    Jez Tucker

    Senior Sysadmin

    Rushes

     

     


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    By Shelly Zavoral -

    Hello Studio Systems Admins group!

    SGI Remarketed Products (RPG) is urgently looking for the following material to support a customer request for shipment by May. We are looking for Origin/Onyx 3000-class XBRICKs. Specifically the following part numbers:

    013-3328-002

    013-3328-003

    013-3328-004

    013-3328-005

    The system level marketing codes would have been:

    XBRICK

    XBRICKR

    XBRICK-SU

    XBRICKR-SU

    Please contact Alma Jones at 715-726-2916 or alma@sgi.com if you have or know where we can get any of this material.

    If you are unsure what configuration you have, please send us the serial number to verify.

    Please pass this on to people in your network who may have some of this gear for SGI to buy back.

    Thank you for your time and help in searching for us. 

    Alma Jones
    Sr.  Buyer Planner
    sgi
    46600 Landing Parkway, Fremont, CA.  94538

     

    Shelly Zavoral

    SGI Federal Sales

    651-683-3016

     

     


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