Mac Pro 1,1 Server

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  1. AppleUSA macrumors member

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    I've got an extra Mac Pro 1 and I'd like to use it to use it as some sort of a server that would benefit an open source project or something along those lines.

    Any kind of number crunching. SETI@Home has always been cool to me, but I'd like to do something where it will make a larger impact.

    I am also open to install any kind of OS necessary.

    Call me crazy, but I'd just like to see what kind of ideas y'all got for me :)
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    You could put some nice video cards in it and set it up to mine some type of virtual currency for me. It's just and idea.
     
  3. d-m-a-x macrumors 6502

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    it works great for storage. I connected it to the network/nMP via cat6 cables and a switcher. 4 drives and two blue ray burners it's still very handy
     
  4. CptSky macrumors regular

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    I doubt SETI will achieve anything (but that's my opinion). So, I would probably support Folding@home for Cancers, Alzheimer & Parkinson.
     
  5. AppleUSA thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, I very much agree with you. SETI doesn't seem to get much done in the grand scheme (although still very neat.)

    I will be doing some research on Folding, I've never heard of it. Thank you!

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    I've considered this, but would it be worth while?
     
  6. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    cent os runs good on mine and I use it as a server also.
     
  7. AppleUSA thread starter macrumors member

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    What are you serving?
     
  8. pianoman88 macrumors regular

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    Seti - rip

    It's my understanding that SETI was decommissioned after they realized that that signals revert back to noise over time/distance.
     
  9. AidenShaw, Feb 21, 2014
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    That's odd, since just a few weeks ago they announced OpenCL 1.2 support....

    http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/


    ps: I wouldn't do this unless your electricity is free and you don't care about global warming. A 1,1 running flat out 24 hours a day is going to burn a lot of electricity.

    And, since you live in Texas, you'll probably pay twice - you need to remove the heat it generates by running the air conditioner more.
     
  10. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    Well there is also the age old question of are we (humans) unique or average in the universe. It's an important question, but if you say we are average that you have to assume that everyone else does things like us.

    And if you look at humans, we only blindly shot radio frequencies out into space for a relatively small period of time. After a while we realized cables were better for the bandwidth we needed, or we started using shorter and lower power frequencies (Wi-Fi, cellular) for a lot of stuff. And we realized that we had to control all this content being zoomed around, we can't just have anyone being able to watch content for free or being able to access it due to privacy.

    So we do not "broadcast" to the universe like we use to. And some scientist and theorists believe that not to long from now the only transmissions that will go to space are the ones we intentionally send out....and what tax payer wants to spend money on that?

    Going by that notion, there may only be a small window of opportunity to detect an intelligent species from across the galaxy.
     
  11. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    File storage and a few websites I run.

     
  12. AppleUSA thread starter macrumors member

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    What kind of internet connection are you using?
     
  13. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    Cable 30 megs DOWN and 4 megs UP.
     
  14. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    Do you get a cut of the profits? Or access to medication developed from all this free compute power?

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    That's why I got rid of mines and replaced it with a 2012 i7mac mini.
     

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