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Message 10587 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 16:36:21 UTC

Today the technician came by and enabled yet another internet connection to the main server. It will be properly set up and configured this weekend.

The main webserver is having a faulty root harddrive. Luckily most harddrives these days are equipped with S.M.A.R.T. features that allow them to report that they are dying ahead of time. I'm taking the opportunity to replace that and another drive with some beefy new 2TB drives in anticipation of a lot of data related to some big HDR rendering projects later this year. Most of the work on the drives is done already and I'm just waiting for the remaining files to be copied over. The switchover to the new drives will cause a bit of downtime - this will also happen during the weekend.

Lastly, BURP (through the renderfarm.fi sister project) was represented at the annual Assembly gathering in Finland this year.
Here's a little video from the Assembly TV station: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaeq3oSs8qQ
The show was hosted by Brendan Ratliff (a.k.a. Syphus) who did an excellent job at grasping the whole concept in the very short amount of preparation time we had with him.

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Message 10588 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 16:51:54 UTC - in response to Message 10587.
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Also, as you may have guessed from the video above, wreckamovie.com is teaming up with BURP-based renderfarm.fi to improve on online collaborative movie-making.

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Message 10590 - Posted: 14 Sep 2010, 6:17:22 UTC

The harddrive has been switched out and the network cables have now been installed properly for the new connection.

The technical stuff:
To enable the new gateway we will be switching to a different routing scheme: source based routing. Basically when clients send requests to one of our pipes we will have to answer back over that same pipe.


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