Dual motherboard cases

alvin at Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com alvin at Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com
Wed Feb 13 16:51:33 EST 2002


hi ya

-- opopps... meant that to go to just ya... but no biggie

am wondering... what would be the advanatage of having 2 atx motherboards
inside one case ???

- collecting the links prev posted in one place ... 
	http://www.servercase.com/ImageFiles/SC1000C.html
	http://www.hpcline.de/

	http://www.racksaver.com/products/index.asp
	( semething like what i was thinking if it is truely dual atx mb

- its an interesting idea ... dual mb...
	- i'd put its own power supply for that mb....

- also sometimes "atx" does not mean the atx we all see in
  the standard pc .. sometimes it is NLX and usually does NOT say "atx"
  which is good...but still sometimes confusing to some ... 

- if $$$ is not an issue... ( $700 is a good budget ) 
  to use redundant power supply
  and a back plane.... with single board computers so that
  if it fails ... one can swap it out and replace it with a new sbc
	- but i'd stick with redundant power supply and
	use a power distribution pcb  to power up the independent systems


- other question is.... why not use 2 separate 1Us instead ???

- common ways that a system fails...
------------------------------------
	http://www.Linux-1U.net/Disks/Disk_Failure.gif  ( excerpted from )
http://safersite.net/NSS15AFaultTolerantUsersStoragePowerandNetworks.htm

thanx
alvin


On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 alvin at Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com wrote:

> 
> hi donald
> 
> i'd like to build the dual motherboard case...
> 
> we build custom 1U chassis... and this one for dual motherboard
> would be a little more of a 3U or 4U chassis ( same thickness as
> a regular mid-tower case .. think 3U os good for best air flow ??
> 
> the chassis will typically run $300-$500 range for your customized 
> chassis from our past experiences in customization of sheet metal
> 
> thank you
> alvin
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Donald B. Kinghorn wrote:
> 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Do any of you know of any compact dual motherboard cases? [ by dual 
> > motherboard case I mean a case that will accommodate two full ATX 
> > motherboards] I'd like to build some 4 processor clusters (two dual processor 
> > motherboards) in a single case. I know of a couple of HUGE server cases like 
> > the one from Cal PC (which I've used) and Chenbro but I'd like to find 
> > something about the size of two standard mid tower cases. Preferably made of 
> > Aluminium ... nice anodized black  ... something like the Lian Li mid tower 
> > cases would be great :-) 
> > 
> > I've spent quite a bit of time searching on the web but haven't come up with 
> > anything acceptable. I'd consider custom fabrication but the cost needs to be 
> > under $700 US.
> > 

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