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http://www.rocksclusters.org/ and I was really surprised at how easy it was to setup a cluster with it and how good the installation would be. I went ahead and downloaded every thing. Some where around 24 iso images in all or I guess around 12 gig. So, to make a long story short I did not want to go out and spend 20 to 30 bucks for cds so since I am real inventive I had some tricks up my sleeve. I installed virtual box on my ubuntu then created a virtual machine. I then mounted each ISO image one by one from the hard drive to install rocks cluster in virtual box.
Oh it gets much better. I created a second virtual disk and partitioned it and formatted it then I used clonzilla to clone my virtual box cluster to a image on my second virtual disk. At last but not the least I created a share on my 2 terra byte USB drive then copied the clonzilla image to my 2 terra byte drive. It was around 8 or 9 gig in size. Then last but not the least again I booted my pc-desktop up into clonzilla and cloned my rocks cluster image to my pc hard drive thus converting my virtual machine to a real computer operating system.
Now there was some things I had to do to help convert the virtual image so I could use it with clonzilla but I will keep it simple in layman terms and stop here.
So in the future if you dont feel like burning all them dang cd's just mount the isos to get at the files or install the iso's on a virtual machine (which allows mounting iso images as cd/dvd's from the hard drive) then image it then clone it to the target machine. Works good.
I have some new things with my time-travel code I wont to try out with the rocks cluster and I needed a more permanent, powerful cluster with more stuff than I am normally used to. Well I have a lot of time-travel media to pick thru this morning and I have a lot of coding to do so I am off to it. Just thought I would drop everyone that little trick.
Oh, I was at the fake timetravelinstitute.com on of their accounts probably was a fake account used by Ray aka Rainman or his flunkie Star Lord aka Darby anyway I again explained how my stuff works. Here is a quote from my post.
"As I explained in layman’s terms what I do is arrange numbers from 0 to 255 in a specific order as binary bytes that a computer can see as a computer media file that has the chance of being a computer file of the future or the past or a computer file from the future or the past.
The way I do that is use check-sums (numbers that represent computer files. There are many ways to calculate those numbers but my numbers have to be hackable. Hackable means it is possible to take that number and reconstruct the file. So with those check-sums I can extrapolate or plan ranges of those numbers that time travel media will be in. Then I take one specific check-sum and Roll it to get every possible combination of bytes in that check-sum. (That is where arranging the numbers in order come into.) to get the possible files in that check-sum. That is also called searching the check-sum collisions. One of the previous people I talked to on another forum if I had his name I would say it he had a problem with check-sum collisions. He did not like the fact that I had collisions. Collisions are checksums for files that are the same. Anyway I search those check-sums for time-travel media then move on.
Now, what is important here is to make those collisions go in a specific numerical order and to control how fast that order changes. I use 1 minus the base to control that order but it does have its draw backs. Not every calculation will be the same check-sum and adding or subtracting 1 minus the base or its multiples has to be done in a spacial way.
Now with throttling the counter (controlling its speed) we can control how fast we find time-travel media by controlling how much or how little we add to the counter . We use addition or subtraction to the counter to control its speed. The counter may be a list of numbers 0 to 255 but by using base 256 we can perform addition or subtraction to the counter to control it. We either add or subtract to keep the counter its same check-sum but make the order of check-sum collisions go up or down in a numerical fashion. Also, we can change up the algorithm and use the speed of the counter to make the counter intentionally go up or down in its check-sum measurement. I have trained a neural net to control the speed of my counters I also have graphed information in the counter to use as clues or switches when to chance the speed of the counter as it finds time travel media so the counter can roll to computer media of the future or the past. If you try a brute force attack to find time-travel media you are very limited as to the size of the files you can find but by my way of controlling the speed of the counter in a numerical fashion as it turns it speeds up the process in a manageable way on a machine that is limited in is capability. You just have to give the program the ability to roll the counter backwards or forwards and slow the counter down or speed it up and completely stop the counter when it has found a time-travel file. Then save that file out to disk.
Also there is way more to post that I can not post here like media file formats and how to detect them. Graphing information in files and comparing that information to variables. Statical search techniques. AI processing. Parallel and Symmetric multiprocessing and much much more.What I do is not easy and is a lot of work."
Traffic is slowing down now so I converted my last two and best two post back to drafts. On my rocks cluster later I went back and completely redid it updating it in the process. It has windows on the front end of the hard drive. Ubuntu runs from the windows partition but has a boot loader. Rocks, surprisingly runs from the Ubuntu boot loader.
Rocks has its own partition. My Alienware is a node of rocks and nothing but rocks runs on it most of the time. Now, my Alienware is cloned so I can recopy its orginal operating system back over depending on my mood. I have two images. I keep a updated Rocks node image and a update windows image and I just switch images when I need to go back to windows or back to rocks on my Alienware which ever strikes my fancy. I use clonzilla for imaging. To me there is no other for cloning.
I maxed my rocks cluster out on hard drives which are not normal IDE drives. No, their the top of the line stuff. So, my specs again are
32 gig memory
AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
many terabytes of hard drive space.
AMD Radeon HD 6700 series video card - Im running two monitors
In this I have my playstation 3 which is on a switch so I can switch from my computer back to my playstation3 on the monitor's and speakers. I did have a tv card on my computer but now I have a real tv so the card is put up except for recording video to my computer off tv which I still do from time to time.
From my windows I keep my rocks and its hard drives encrypted when not running my time-machine. And my windows is encrypted too. So, if anyone drops in good luck to them. The NSA could probably bust my encryption if they wanted to. There aint much they can not hack when they want. But, I am probably safe from local trouble. Keeping the drives encrypted comes at a high price though. When I want to do a time-machine run it takes many hours of decoding the drives then when I am done it takes many hours to encrypt them again.
If the system goes down during that time im screwed but I always keep a trusty clone image ready to go before I encrypt. If my encryption goes ok I destroy the the clone image. Im thinking about moving my system all together away from my home because anymore I wont let my software run if I am not home like I use too. So, now days I have to plan in well in advance for my time-machine runs.
That is where I am now days. I guess I should take pictures sometime and post them. Gone is my old system that people normally see when they read my blog. Its just my big black box and my Alienware now. In all I have 16 cpu's which run a lot faster than my old setup.