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hey, guys.. thought i'd let you know that my boss may buy me the equipment to build an openMosix cluster.. the only hitch is that i have to show him ...
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    my first supercomputer


    hey, guys.. thought i'd let you know that my boss may buy me the equipment to build an openMosix cluster.. the only hitch is that i have to show him a way to make it profitable... anyone have any ideas offhand? i've already come up with the following:

    shell accounts
    web hosting
    VoIP (if we can get the bandwidth)

    those are the three main ones i can think of... any ideas would be *most* appreciated...
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    what does your company do

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    anything low-voltage... i.e. security systems, fire systems, datacomm, cctv, etc... our main workload is installation/service.. all monitoring is done at our home office..
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    lol you can host game servers and charge for rental...... hehe i would be most pleased to play on a super computer server

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    Yes, gameservers, maybe rent out IRCD's?

    While I can't think of anything, maybe a little "online space". $50 you get 500 mb to store whatever you want... Or something like that.

    Good luck

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    those are the things i was thinking about... if/when i build it, i'll post the specs and pricing for services here, if J will let me...
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    a big spam fillter or spam producer

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    Unless that online space is webspace, a pay to store service would probably fall short of profitable. After all, you can get 80GB hard drives for under $80 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u231
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    rather the filter than the reason for it's need....

    Ghost, but then you'll not be able to access it from anywhere (where anywhere is conected to the inet), only space might be a good business if it's safe and accessible from the web, ftp, ssh, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scientica
    Quote Originally Posted by u231
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    rather the filter than the reason for it's need....
    Or charge to produce the spam and then charge for the filtering.

    Would that be spam raqueteering?
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