Anyone use TeamViewer to remotely manage crunchers?

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  1. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

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    Just wondering how well it works, especially with GPU crunching going on.

    I may be installing a cruncher at a relative's house, that is not really that computer-savvy. so I would like to be able to remotely manage it myself.
     
  2. Ken g6

    Ken g6 Programming Moderator, Elite Member
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    TeamViewer? No. VNC? Yes.

    Whether GPU crunching would make things difficult probably depends on the GPU and the crunching. ;) And the drivers - BOINC's been slow to react when GPU crunching since I had to upgrade to 310 nVidia Linux drivers. :\
     
  3. somethingsketchy

    somethingsketchy Golden Member

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    Assuming RDP has been allowed at the router level, you could try mRemoteNG. I use this at work for server work, and it is rock solid. This is a fork of mRemote (which is no longer supported). Regardless if it is an Windows 2003 server 400 miles away, or a Windows 7 in the next cube, the application works like a charm.
     
  4. IGemini

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    I've used Teamviewer for managing computers using bitcoin and/or BOINC/FAH. I only remember it being slower if both the CPU and GPU were fully loaded, but it was still doable.
     
  5. PCTC2

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    You could always try LogMeIN as well. It has the capability to tunnel through routers.
     
  6. spencers

    spencers Senior member

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    I just use TightVNC.

    I VPN into my network and use Screens on my iPad/iPhone to control each computer.

    Just make sure the computers are named if they don't have static addresses.

    I installed iStat server on each machine as well so I can monitor system info.
     
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  7. sangyup81

    sangyup81 Golden Member

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    I also use logmein.com!
     
  8. Sunny129

    Sunny129 Diamond Member

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    me too!
     
  9. pattysam

    pattysam Junior Member

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    Try with Lepide Remote Admin It would be the secure option for remotely access of PC with crunching issue as well
     
  10. wayliff

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    me three!
     
  11. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    Teamviewer rocks once you have it set up for remote administration, I honestly don't think can be beat. The client is so robust, no dorking with port forwarding, just works... It's freaking free, too.

    I have it installed on PC's across the Midwest that I "support" and couldn't ask for a better tool.

    I would love to use it for work, but their licensing sucks balls for SMB.
     
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  12. Sunny129

    Sunny129 Diamond Member

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    does anyone who uses TeamViewer also have experience w/ LogMeIn too? and does anyone who uses LogMeIn also have experience w/ TeamViewer? it seems the LogMeIn users swear by LogMeIn, but the TeamViewer users seem quite fervent about TeamViewer too.

    blckgrffn, i feel the same way about LogMeIn as you do about TeamViewer, but i have no personal experience with it.
     
  13. sangyup81

    sangyup81 Golden Member

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    That sounds exactly like my experience with logmein.com
    I'm starting to suspect they do the exact same things
     
  14. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    haha, sounds like both tools are good enough that once you find them "your search is over."

    Plus, you have little incentive to setup multiple of the "aggregate all your clients into one management console" type applications, it just doesn't make sense.