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Fantacising about a testing cluster!
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Michael Sherwin



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PostPost subject: Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster!    Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:34 am Reply to topic Reply with quote

Summer may be a problem! Since they all would be in a spare room with two windows I was just going to keep the door shut and use lots of window fans. In winter time the cost to run them should be negligible!

Lots of testers use celerons to test with and it seems that their results are just as valid. Tony Thomas test on a celeron and also uses almost exclusively 1'1" time limits and his results are very close to the truth.

There are engines that do not do well at blitz on slow machines, however, since I am only testing for a relative difference between beta versions and not for accuracy of rating there should not be a problem.

And bare minimum nodes as I originally described them should even be less expensive than what has been suggested so far. The cheaper the better. So, a simple celeron (sempro?) box for US $250 would be fantastic! Very Happy

After having said all that, it would be a shame to not run 64 bit test! But once again everything is relative and if the 32 bit version does better then the 64 bit version should also be better.
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Fantacising about a testing cluster! Michael Sherwin Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:42 pm
      Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! LarsA Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:43 pm
      Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Steven Edwards Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:54 am
            Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Michael Sherwin Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:34 am
                  Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Steven Edwards Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:06 am
                        Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Michael Sherwin Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:10 am
                              Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Denis P. Mendoza Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:31 pm
                                    Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Michael Sherwin Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:03 pm
                        Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! abb Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:44 pm
      Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Robert Hyatt Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:54 am
            Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Michael Sherwin Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:04 am
                  Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Robert Hyatt Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:53 pm
                        Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Mathieu Pagé Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:01 pm
                              Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Robert Hyatt Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:28 pm
                                    Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Mathieu Pagé Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:28 pm
                                          Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Robert Hyatt Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:44 pm
      Cheap hardware krazyken Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:42 am
            Re: Cheap hardware Michael Sherwin Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:07 am
                  Re: Cheap hardware Steven Edwards Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:49 am
                        Re: Cheap hardware Tony Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:32 am
                  Re: Cheap hardware krazyken Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:25 am
      Re: Fantacising about a testing cluster! Marc Lacrosse Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:57 am
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