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The Solar One Monolithic Super Computer now comes with 3 Monolith options for clients.

on 10 May 2021  Posted by Administrator  Category: Technology  Comments: 0
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The main Monolith is made of polished marble, around 6 feet tall, and about as wide as a man.  

On the Original - A second piece of Granite of the same size and width but of shorter length is attached to the Monolith in the ground.  Two pieces of thin steel separate the two pieces of stone.  Solar Panels go on one side, computer parts and video screen, mouse and KB, all weatherproof go on the other side of the monolith.  

The main Computer Core is either attached to the granite or is in a glass shell on top - because the computers and core are strangely beautiful.

We are now introducing the "T-Head" and "X-wing" Monoliths.   

These use the standard 6 foot Monolith - that goes in the ground, but use only granite for their form to connect the 2nd piece of granite.
They also allow for upgrades using larger Motherboards in our Gordo and Chico Clusters.

Follow me on LinkedIn:  Todd W. Byars  

There is video there of the Solar One Monolith which has been online since Jan 4, 2021 with no grid power or wired connections.
The main website for Newline Microservers is not up yet.   We have sold enough units to keep us busy for 3+ months.  

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Gordo and Chico Class Supercomputers: An Overview

on 27 Apr 2021  Posted by Administrator  Category: Technology  Comments: 0
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Chico Class
2 to 8 Raspberry Pi 4Bs, or similar form factor computers
130 Watt Maximum power consumption
The Chico Class comes in a clear plexiglass case the size of a loaf of bread.

Gordo Class
8 to 48 Raspberry Pi 4Bs, or similar form factor computers
750 Watts per hour Maximum Power Consumption 
PLA, Plastic, Plexiglass, CarbonFiber or Glass Computer Core
Gigabit Wired Switch with dual Uplink Ports (wire or fiber)

Indoor / Data Center Version
Outdoor / Solar Powered Monolithic Version

More details and specs coming soon:    

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Solar One Monolithic Solar Supercomputer has been online since January 4th, 2021

on 22 Mar 2021  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0
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Today it is covered in pollen.   Last night and the night before it weathered winter storms and power outages.

Our Solar One Monolithic Solar Supercomputer has been online with no grid electric or internet ties since January 4th, 2021.   It is powered by high effeciency solar panels which run the computers and charge the batteries during the day.  Then at night it runs of a large DC Battery.   It will run for 10 days or more on the battery with no solar input.

We sell 2 lines of these Monolithic Solar Supercomputers:
The "Chico" Class with 2 to 8 computers.

The "Gordo" Class with 8 to 48 Computers.

Each comes with its own  Gigabit Switch which has uplink ports if wire or fiber is preferred by the client. Each Monolithic Solar Supercomputer client also gets to select the granite, or marble Monoliths,  The computers and solar panels to attached to the Monolith which then goes into the ground for 2 feet, making the whole thing about 6 feet tall above ground.

By our calculations the Chico and Gordo Class Solar Monolithic computers make every data center on the planet obsolete.   Imagine a "data center" with no building costs, no electric bill, no air condioning bill and to heavy diesel power backup systems.

Your Pal - CorpRattX  :)

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Which is better for making "Data Containers?" Gluster, OpenEBS or CEPH?

on 21 Feb 2021  Posted by Administrator  Category: Technology  Comments: 0
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Which is better for making "Data Containers?" Gluster, OpenEBS or CEPH?

In this article we will compare the three sets of software for:

First Up is Open EBS:

OpenEBS is the most widely deployed and easy to use open-source storage solution for Kubernetes.

OpenEBS is the leading open-source example of a category of cloud native storage solutions sometimes called Container Attached Storage. OpenEBS is listed as an open-source example in the CNCF
Storage Landscape White Paper under the hyperconverged storage solutions.

Here is the link to that Whitepaper: https://github.com/cncf/sig-storage/blob/master/CNCF Storage Landscape - White Paper.pdf

OpenEBS Mayastor is the most recent version.
OS: Linux, Unix, any ix

Containers Supported:  kubernetes, rust, storage, k8s, nvme, pvc

Documents and White Pages https://github.com/openebs/openebs-docs

CEPF
Ceph uniquely delivers object, block, and file storage in one unified system.

CEPH OBJECT STORE
RESTful Interface
S3- and Swift-compliant APIs
S3-style subdomains
Unified S3/Swift namespace
User management
Usage tracking
Striped objects
Cloud solution integration
Multi-site deployment
Multi-site replication
CEPH BLOCK DEVICE
Thin-provisioned

Images up to 16 exabytes, Configurable striping, In-memory caching, Snapshots, Copy-on-write cloningKernel driver supportKVM/libvirt supportBack-end for cloud solutions

Incremental backup, Disaster recovery (multisite asynchronous replication)

CEPH FILE SYSTEM, POSIX-compliant semantics

Separates metadata from data, Dynamic rebalancing, Subdirectory snapshots, Configurable striping, Kernel driver support

FUSE support, NFS/CIFS deployable  Here is more from CEPH: https://docs.ceph.com/en/latest/  We will also take a look at Operating Systems and Chipset Compatibility. 

Operating Systems to be tested include but are not limited to:  Windows, Linux, Apple, Droid 
Chipsets on Processors: Intel, ARM, AMD and others.

GlusterFS or Gluster classic

GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem suitable for data-intensive tasks such as cloud storage and media streaming. GlusterFS is free and open source software and can utilize common off-the-shelf hardware

Check back here soon for the full report.  Almost done.  Check back in a few days when we look at heat and energy consumerd

Research by yours truly, 
Todd W. Byars
Field and Data Center Engineer
The Computer Dudes, Inc. 

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Computer Dudes websites have advanced features. Create a User / Login to Access

on 30 May 2016  Posted by Administrator  Category: Technology  Comments: 1
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Our websites have advanced communications and project management functions along with a whole lot more...

You have to create a User / Login to access those functions and Private Message other users.       Stats, Uploads Area, Downloads Area, Internal Chat, Project Management are just a few of the other functions available.

E-Commerce and other functions are also easy to add.     Watch now as we quickly build this new site Live.  Enjoy! :)Todd 

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CorpRattX
1 hour ago
I just ordered the 2025 FAR/AIM and a Drone Flight School training manual.

The new FAR/AIM is not released until August 1st.

I am going to take the next step in Drones and Drone Training and get my Drone Pilots License.

This will be needed for our #droneballoon and #cargodrone projects.

I do not think of the training as school or work - I think of it as fun! Great stuff! - Todd

CorpRattX
2 days ago
Job Alert: It just came in over the email that an Enterprise Level Corporation or State Agency is looking for an Azure Architect in the Tallahassee, Florida Area.

This is not a job with Computer Dudes but we would be happy to share the contact information.

If you are interested and qualified please contact us as soon as possible. Regards - Todd

CorpRattX
2 days ago
Today I learned to Pilot a Starship!

We decided to take a break from programming environments on the Meta Quest 3 - and loaded Start Trek: Bridge Crew by Ubisoft.

The game begins on the Simulated Bridge of the U.S.S. Aegis: NX-1787.
The first lesson is on the Helm and How to Navigate the Ship.

Great fun and after the Meta Quest 3 recharges, I will probably explore the game further.

We are having a record heat wave here in the South Eastern United States so its a good day to play games.

Stay Cool! - Todd

CorpRattX
3 days ago
Computer Dudes is making the transition to an open source research and development not for profit company.

As you see on our website we have given our ideas and inventions to the world for years.

Computer Dudes - its employees, contractors and friends all agree Quality is much better than Money.

We further agree to help the world as well as the work being done in Space.

Computer Dudes, Founded 1997, Tallahassee, Florida by, me, Todd W. Byars in Tallahassee, Florida

CorpRattX
6 days ago
Ten Days of Good News, Day Ten - Electric Bikes and Offroad Vehicles.

The new electric bicycles would certainly be adored by the Wright Brothers (who built bikes into airplanes).
I like the way one can pedal and use the bike like those from my childhood but at the same time it recharges the battery.
Electric Golf Carts and Offroad Vehicles are awesome too.
All of these help get a person outside of the house, or off the couch and provide many days of fun and adventures.

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Ten Days of Good News, Day Nine - UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply

When you live anywhere there is a power grid - especially here in Florida - expect power outages and even for the power to blink on and off for no apparent reason

If you had told me even ten years ago that I could store Terabytes of information on a USB Drive or SSHD that is smaller than my wallet, I would have asked you what you were smoking.
Today they are a reality and even come in metal cases that are many colors and shapes to help identify the data stored on them.

Originally the standard was for the UPS to give the User 10 minutes to shut down. Now UPS units act as surge protectors and give low power use computers up to an hour to work and shut down.

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Ten Days of Good News, Day Eight - USB, SSHD and Portable Hard Drives

If you had told me even ten years ago that I could store Terabytes of information on a USB Drive or SSHD that is smaller than my wallet, I would have asked you what you were smoking.
Today they are a reality and even come in metal cases that are many colors and shapes to help identify the data stored on them.

CorpRattX
1 week ago
For more info and photos from the Fourth Of July - follow me, Todd W. Byars, Computer Dudes, Tallahassee, Florida on LinkedIn.

Hope you had a great 4th of July! :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Ten Days of Good News, Day Seven - The Economy

In spite of all the negativity from the press and the politicians the Economy in the US is "Hot Hot Hot!"

I have never seen so much new construction and so many people employed since before COVID.

Inflation seems to be under control and although people still complain about money - every Starbucks and Chick-fil-a has both drive throughs full out onto the street.

I sincerely hope you, my friends, have a good job or career and are getting the pay and benefits you deserve. :)Todd

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Ten Days of Good News, Day Six - HD Cameras

The improvement and availability of HD Cameras needs little discussion - the CONTENT and HISTORY being captured by Billions of People around the United States and World are the good news.

From my recent trip up and down the East Coast my photography shows a Nation with many different ethic groups, races, religions and sexual orientations ALL together happy - celebrating their freedoms.

Those photos are now part of American History and disprove most of the negativity posted in the media.

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