rack mountable ready cases for athlon uni and mp mobos?
siegert at sfu.ca
Thu Jul 26 13:29:42 EDT 2001
On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 10:35:54AM +0200, tekka99 at libero.it wrote:
> have you indications about manufacturers for cases optimized for racks:
> 1u or 2u ones?
If you are just interested in manufacturers who put the whole thing
together for you, go to the amd web site. They list a full page with
addresses of suppliers. Some of them build 2U or 1U systems.
If you want to build it yourself, your biggest problem is that AMD/Tyan
have not certified a single 2U power supply.
> Also I think, if one plans to insert a pci slot on the
> mb, he needs a sort of adaptator to be able to put the pci adapter
> horizontally to preserve space.
> Any information on where to buy these items?
Any company that sells 1U or 2U cases will also sell you a riser card
that fits their case.
A word of caution though: that riser card may not work: If you want
to have two ethernet cards in the riser, your riser card needs active
> I'm particularly interested in rack thin cases for dual athlon mb (for
> the moment only tyan, I suppose).
> What about cooling ot these stuffs? How hot is the mp athlon system...
> Anyone evaluated this aspect?
After patching the lm_sensors package to work with the amd766 chip
I can actually read off the cpu temperatures and fan speeds. In my case
the cpus are running at about 50 - 55 C. That's about 10 - 15 degrees hotter
than in a tower case. I am still hoping to get the temperatures down by about
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