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Re: Auto shutdown



On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 16:30, Adriano Holanda wrote:
> Hi Robin;
> 
> The computer are accessible at off hours, but
> only from 8:00 till 23:00.
> 
> Your cron sugestion could be an idea while
> I can't implement the solution that I want.
> 
> I'm thinking in grid cause we have research groups
> that could use idle cpu to perform simulations.
> 
> If you have sugestions (links) related to grid implementation,
> please send to me.
> 
> Thanks;
> 
> Adriano.
> 
> 
> Robin Laing wrote:
> > Adriano Holanda wrote:
> > 
> >> I'm a administrator of a lab with 40 machines.
> >>
> >> Sometimes, mainly at night, the students forget to
> >> shutdown the computers after the classes.
> >> So computers remain a long period (weekend) with the power
> >> on, heating the room and themselves.
> >>
> >> [];
> >>
> >> Adriano.
> >>
> > 
> > That is valid.
> > 
> > Are classes in session or are computers accessable at off hours?
> > 
> > If not, then run a cron job at times when the computer isn't/cannot be 
> > used that will just shutdown at that time.
> > 
> > I also see an issue with the monitors being on as well.
> > 
> > Another thing to think about is if it is at a University, then look at 
> > making these systems available for a grid during the off hours.  We have 
> > computers around our organization that are configured to do this.
> > 
> 
It's a simple matter to install a cron that shuts the computer down at a
specified time. I have even used a cron to start and stop network
connection (the ultimate firewall).
-- 
jludwig <wralphie comcast net>



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