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Message 7110 - Posted: 26 Jan 2021, 17:59:12 UTC

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Message 7111 - Posted: 27 Jan 2021, 12:02:17 UTC - in response to Message 7110.  
https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/money-pools

Have you thought about setting up a public kitty open to all to finance a new server for asteroids @ home?
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Message 7112 - Posted: 28 Jan 2021, 5:30:11 UTC - in response to Message 7110.  

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IBM X3550 M4 - 2 x E5-2620 2.0GHZ 6 Core 16 Go RAM M5110 Raid 8 Bay 2 x 300 Go Sas

199,99 GBP
Environ 225,40 EUR

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/IBM-X3550-M4-2-x-E5-2620-2-0GHZ-6-Core-16GB-RAM-M5110-Raid-8-Bay-2-x-300gb-SAS/303585613830?hash=item46af1cd806:g:bU0AAOSw7Bde1VJ7

https://www.ebay.fr/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=IBM+x3550+M4&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=12


Zarck:

Those are not all that expensive. I paid more for this bare-bone box from Tiger Direct.

I'll bet if you solicit contributions from Asteroids crunchers, you might get enough to buy two, one as a backup, and everything else you'd need to have a fully functional and stable system.

I'd give a little.


Seems like you are getting no support at all from your host university. Do they realize this is a worldwide project that could give the University lots of global exposure and prestige?

Maybe not. Time to ask your BOINC participants for a little help.


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Message 7129 - Posted: 6 Feb 2021, 21:03:50 UTC - in response to Message 7112.  
It looks to me like the university is treating asteroids@home as more of a hobby than a prestigious scientific effort. The cost for this 'used' server seems well within any type of budget the university may have for scientific education.

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Message 7130 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 6:14:10 UTC - in response to Message 7111.  
Just a Dollar per user. Oh boy, what a brawly guid power-tower!
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