Post pictures of your storagenode rig(s)

Running my company from home. Converted a closet to an AC cooled server room and this is used for my company and hobby. All my company stuff is in the Synology servers and the spare disk space for Storj + the SuperMicros for Storj.

The four big servers in the top are Boinc nodes and the 2U unit with 5 fans below the networking stuff is a 48-node Pi4 Boinc server :slight_smile:

is this Boinc profitable?

This is the kind of thing that damages the network - many nodes in the same location, run by the same operator, with many /24 ip addresses…

Wow, I am in a bad mood today!

Hopefully it is mitigated by your most professional setup

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even with 20 nodes in the same location it is a low chance of storing multiple shards of the same piece there. And the more nodes the network gets, the lower that chance. So imho it’s not a big risk at all. (unless you have like 500 nodes on 500 ip subnets there :smiley: )

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BOINC profits mankind, not individuals. It is a distributed computing platform, initially used for SETI but afterwards expanded for many different fields of science.

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To celebrate my first month I put my Storj rig in a closet in the basement where it’s cooler and out of the way.

I’m using a 2007 Mac Mini, running Lubuntu 20.04 LTS. It’s well suited to the task: 1.83 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (maxed out) and USB 2.0 limit its utility for other purposes. It still has an 80 GB internal HDD, which is a pain to swap out. The only downside: the processor draws more power (24w) than, say, a Raspberry Pi. I keep the lid on the hard drive enclosure open to help the 4 TB drive stay cool.

So far I’ve earned 7 cents after withholding. But the payoff has been substantial in terms of learning DevOps skills, and committing to keeping a Linux server always on in my home. I’m running a local wiki, I’ve learned to set up SSH with tunneling and key pairs, and I’ve found that these minis (which can be acquired inexpensively if you hunt around) are quite capable if you replace the outdated MacOS they require with Linux (challenging but very smooth once installed).

Thanks, Storj, for helping me realize my longtime goals of building my system administration skills…and (in the future) even getting “paid” to do it!

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Love to hear you are having fun while learning stuff, that’s what projects like this are for :slight_smile:

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Just started with 2 nodes and love to how it works

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5 turnin’ and 1 burnin’

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This is one of My 2 nodes. A pi with a 4Tb and 2TB 3.0 usb with a powered hub, enclosed in the box on the ceiling.

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any reason for it to be mounted on the ceiling/pipes, in a cardboard box?

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I suspect cats/pets but I too want to know now.

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A distributed cloud :smiley:

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You win the most interesting rig award.

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Well yes. This is in My parents House and i needed it to be out of the way (Its in the room Where they wash clothes).

And My dad was Like: “if you are gonna do your servers in My House, make sure i cant turn them off” :rofl::rofl:

So Yea - Weird setup, but No one sees it so kinda perfect

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2x supermicro servers with 60 x SAS 8TB drives :crazy_face:

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Don’t remember if I posted my updated rigs

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Nicely done!

How much have you filled that so far? (480 TiB raw?)
I am closing in on 15TiB stored data for the last 18 months.

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just checked … 17 TiB stored data … but payment is crap … useless

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The sure aren’t going to see it after it burned the house down. I’d prefer a metal computer case just for peace of mind…

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