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                 AR-Cluster Version 6.

 

 

* Telnet into N8NOE's AR-Cluster Ver. 6 ( Standard DX Node)*

                        (( If your adding this to a Program:  dx.n8noe.us port 23 ))

 

* Telnet into N8NOE's AR-Cluster Ver. 6 (DX+Skimmer)*

                      (( If your adding this to a Program:  dx.n8noe.us port 7373 ))

 

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NOTE for RYTelnet Users:

When using RYTelnet under OSX Lion & Mountain Lion, To save Settings and information

You will need to give (Read & Write) Permission to the /Library/Preferances/rytelnetsettings

To change the prividiledges Right Click on the File, Get Info on the file or folder, then click on the "+" at the bottom and select Adminstrators from the popup. You may also have to give Permission to the Application and the Library Folder itself. This seems to fix the program and let you edit and save your Settings.

(( NOTE: this does NOT seem to help if you are using El Capitan, Still trying to find a workaround for that.))

 

 

NOTE for ARCluster ClientUsers:

When you Load Cluster Client, Be sure you get the (ADDRESS FIX FILE) and read the File inside it. The File is a little old and some addresses are Wrong, PLEASE use the file I have and overwrite the file inside the CFG Folder. You can edit the file manually with a standard text editor also if you like to add servers.

 

AR-Cluster Quick Command Summary Ver.4

AR-Cluster Quick Command Summary Ver.6

 

 The key to selecting a cluster is performance. With the addition of CW Skimmer spots and the Reverse Beacon Network the demands on the DX-Cluster system have increased by orders of magnitude. Existing cluster software has demonstrated scalability issues and software authors have reduced features and/or imposed spot filters just so they can keep up. The approach in AR-Cluster version 6 was to build a multi-threaded application from ground up that was optimized for the high spot volumes. Users can get 100% of the raw spotting data or apply their own filters as needed.

Claims like "By far the fastest cluster package" with no supporting metrics are touted but what DXers and contesters really need to know is can the cluster application keep up with present day loads and scale to future spot volumes without imposed filtering?

How fast is it? You do the math, in AR-Cluster, performance metrics are calculated in real time and logged in the app log.

 It's extremely fast. AR-Cluster has been tested at spot rates of over one million spots per hour and a CPU utilization of less than 20 percent. AR-Cluster was chosen as a key cluster technology to run on the Reverse Beacon Network. Additionally, AR-Cluster has also been used as the spot aggregator at the K3LR contest station for several years.

On the user side, there is a brand new client application called AR-Cluster Client. Click for AR-Cluster Client demo

 

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