View Full Version : GUBoards to add more RAM - Short Down Time

12-01-2008, 03:10 PM
GUBoards will be down for about one hour: from 15:00 to 16:00 Pacific Time of 02. Dec. 2008 for maintenance purposes. It is tomorrow. We'll do some prepares for the big days and games by adding more RAM to the server.

Thank you.

12-01-2008, 03:13 PM
Gettin' some of these badboys installed!


12-01-2008, 03:35 PM
Everyone could use a little more RAM.


12-01-2008, 03:45 PM
who put the RAM in the rama lama dingdong. It was BZ

12-01-2008, 03:51 PM
Not sure but I think it was the same guy who put the Bomp in the Bomp-a-Bomp-a-Bomp.

12-01-2008, 03:54 PM
Wasn't it coach chicken who put the dip in the dip da dip da dip.

12-01-2008, 03:59 PM
Gawd we're old. lol

12-01-2008, 06:37 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of RAM BAM THANK YA M'AM...

Not to imply the BobZag is a mam

12-01-2008, 06:44 PM
I'd like to shake his hannnd

He made my baby falll in love with meeee !

Wellllll . . ..


12-01-2008, 07:16 PM
I must be of a different generation since I thought of General Raam


12-02-2008, 05:49 AM
In response to Reno's post that has for some reason been deleted, here's the info (apologies to Wiki):

A scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) is a variation of a ramjet distinguished by supersonic combustion. At higher speeds, it is necessary to combust supersonically to maximize the efficiency of the combustion process. Projections for the top speed of a scramjet engine (without additional oxidiser input) vary between Mach 12 and Mach 24 (orbital velocity). The X-30 research gave Mach 17 due to combustion rate issues. By way of contrast, the fastest conventional air-breathing, manned vehicles, such as the U.S. Air Force SR-71, achieve approximately Mach 3.4 and rockets from the Apollo Program achieved Mach 30+.

Like a ramjet, a scramjet essentially consists of a constricted tube through which inlet air is compressed by the high speed of the vehicle, a combustion chamber where fuel is combusted, and a nozzle through which the exhaust jet leaves at higher speed than the inlet air. Also like a ramjet, there are few or no moving parts. In particular, there is no high-speed turbine, as in a turbofan or turbojet engine, that is expensive to produce and can be a major point of failure.

A scramjet requires supersonic airflow through the engine, thus, similar to a ramjet, scramjets have a minimum functional speed. This speed is uncertain due to the low number of working scramjets, relative youth of the field, and the largely classified nature of research using complete scramjet engines. However, it is likely to be at least Mach 5 for a pure scramjet, with higher Mach numbers (between 7 and 9) more likely. Thus scramjets require acceleration to hypersonic speed via other means. A hybrid ramjet/scramjet would have a lower minimum functional Mach number, and some sources indicate the NASA X-43A research vehicle is a hybrid design. Recent tests of prototypes have used a booster rocket to obtain the necessary velocity. Air breathing engines should have significantly better specific impulse while within the atmosphere than rocket engines.

However, scramjets have weight and complexity issues that must be considered. While very short suborbital scramjet test flights have been successfully performed, perhaps significantly no flown scramjet has ever been successfully designed to survive a flight test. The viability of scramjet vehicles is hotly contested in aerospace and space vehicle circles, in part because many of the parameters which would eventually define the efficiency of such a vehicle remain uncertain. This has led to grandiose claims from both sides, which have been intensified by the large amount of funding involved in any hypersonic testing. Some notable aerospace gurus such as Henry Spencer and Jim Oberg have gone so far as calling orbital scramjets 'the hardest way to reach orbit', or even 'scamjets' due to the extreme technical challenges involved. Major, well funded projects, like the X-30 were cancelled before producing any working hardware.

12-02-2008, 06:24 AM
How is this going to help GU boards?


12-02-2008, 07:07 AM

Change.....we fear change...

12-02-2008, 08:08 AM
How is this going to help GU boards?


Rub's an Aries...and Rub certainly helps GUBoards.

12-02-2008, 08:55 AM
Rub's an Aries...and Rub certainly helps GUBoards.

Awww, it all makes sense now in the grand scheme of things....


12-02-2008, 08:57 AM
Rub is Ram-powered, and so will be this board.


12-02-2008, 09:36 AM
Head to head! Take on the best, or the Beast!


12-02-2008, 10:03 AM
Head to head! Take on the best, or the Beast!


Funny how that head-to-head stuff worked for Texas football.

12-02-2008, 10:13 AM
Funny how that head-to-head stuff worked for Texas football.

Slightly off topic here, but I agree with you BZ....Of course if this was the FOO it wouldn't matter, we are always off topic over there. (This is kind of a FOO topic anyway)

Texas beats Oklahoma, yet remains behind them in the polls. Texas Tech loses one game drops all the way to 8th?

My OPINION, but I think Utah should get the shot at Alabama if they both remain unbeaten. AND, if that was the case, I project an Alabama slaughter of the Utes.

12-02-2008, 10:17 AM
More RAM ? Ewe !!