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Re: What should I do with a 48-node cluster
You will also be raided by the DEA- too much power for a residence.

On 12/20/2012 07:56 AM, Ted Dunning wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM, Michael Segel
>     While Ted ignores that the world is going to end before X-Mas, he
>     does hit the crux of the matter head on.
>     If you don't have a place to put it, the cost of setting it up
>     would kill you, not to mention that you can get newer hardware
>     which is better suited for less.
>     Having said that... if you live in the frozen tundra like Montana,
>     or some place like ... er Canada or Siberia... , it may make more
>     sense to use it to heat your home with it.
>     Just think of the side benefits from all that potential additional
>     compute power....  :-P
> I can say from experience that the sound of a bunch of servers in a
> home setting is a novel one that is probably unlike anything you have
> known before.
> If you haven't experienced that, then taking on these servers could be
> classified as novelty seeking behavior.