Webseeding/use most of upload speed?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by keysofanxiety, Mar 21, 2016.

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  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hello MR forums,

    Hope you're all keeping in good spirits. Apologies in advance if this thread is in the wrong place, wasn't really sure where to put it.

    I recently had gigabit Internet fitted (1000/1000) and I'm looking to use the most of my upload speed. I was planning to use my computer as a 24/7 seedbox/games server, but a lot of the torrents don't hook up at full upload speed, despite port forwarding and checking all the settings. ISP have confirmed they don't throttle or block incoming/outgoing connections, so it's just likely a limitation of the tracker or torrent client.

    As such, I was looking to give back to the community in some way or another. Network usage is rarely hitting 1%. Is there any good I can do? Any FTP sites I can sign up for, or sign up for community webseeding or anything like that? Basically it's just a waste of money if I'm not using the upload speed to its full potential.

    Anything people can suggest would be perfect - I know folding mainly uses GPU/CPU, so is there anything similar (do good for the community) that is network heavy instead?

    Best wishes. :)
     
  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    There was once storage@home but I think it never really took off the ground after pilot.

    If you want to keep your upstream busy just increase the number of folding rigs :p
    Else I have no idea, but also would be carefully that others not abuse your system for illegal stuff.
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    On a second thought: maybe you become a speednet host.

    http://www.ookla.com/host
     
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Ah yeah, folding would destroy my machine though - poor girl's an old Core2Quad/8GB RAM/120GB SSD/gigabit Ethernet, and though she's a real workhorse, she just doesn't have the grunt to fold away.

    Runs game servers like a beauty though, just wanted to make more of my bandwidth as seeding Linux distros barely hooks up to any peers. :-(
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    Amazing idea! I'll do that now. Thank you :)
     

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