Would anyone be interested in having a collective set of machines folding for Forums.AMD.com, similar to the TR Frankenbot? I thought "Borg Collective" would be appropriate for a member name
I'd be happy to host the parts, pay for power, and setup-configure the beasties for PXE (least amount of parts needed that way). I would also add a second PXE image and create a separate subnet with a second DHCP/TFTP server to support said environment so I can keep my original stack of headless monsters running on my account
If that last bit is jibberish to you, just smile and nod and move on
Cases with working Power Supply Units (I can probably source most of them locally to me)
CPUs, Heatsinks and fans
Network Interface Cards in case the boards don't support PXE with built-in NICs / don't have NICs
I can supply all the needed power cabling to the PSUs, network cabling to the switch, etc. I'm also willing to eBay a few items to get things started as well... I just need a week or so to get another project finished at the house. /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="
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I'm also going to swap my two switches at home if this develops into a worthwhile project and exceeds my last 3 available ports on my 8-port Linksys switch. The switch stepping up is a 3COM 10/100 24-port unmanaged switch, so lots of nodes.
What does everyone think? I think it would be neat to see a "global community" effort climbing the team ranks! Chime in and let us all know!