I've gotten most of my herd operational. All the NT and Win2k boxes are pointing to the TA proxy, the Win9x boxes have to wait till I get around to them all.
Next on my hit list are old Pentium and 486 class machines. I've got plenty of hard drives but not enough floppies for them all. Can I use the Klinux image on a hard disk? I'm talking about 100-500 meg hard disks that I probably should have tossed out years ago and am now glad I didn't!
Another question, are there any good sources out there for cheap AT power supplies? I've found 145 watt ATX power supplies at $15 but nothing good for my old AT boards.
What advice do you have for memory on Pentium and 486 machines? 8 megs 16 megs? I haven't collected all the pieces in one place yet but I think I'll have 4 pentiums with at least 16 megs each and 4 486s with 8 megs each.
So far I've done over 1600 blocks at a rate of 13Mk/sec or so as per the TA site. That's only about half the herd though. The others haven't yet been converted to the TA proxy so I have no idea of the throughput.
More good news..I just ordered 3 new dual P3-700 servers for the office. How many keys/sec you think I can crank out of those?
Resistance is futile. We will add your distinctive CPU cycles to our own. Your CPUs will adapt to service us.