Dual Athlon MP 1U units

R C zarquon at zarq.dhs.org
Fri Jan 25 17:02:00 EST 2002


On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 11:54:37AM -0600, Steven Timm wrote:
> 
> I am just wondering how many people have managed to get a
> cluster of dual Athlon-MP nodes up and running.  If so,
> which motherboards and chipsets are you using, and has anyone
> safely done this in a 1U form factor?

We're in the process of testing our 1U dual athalon nodes from Racksaver.

Configuration:
16 nodes
Dual Athalon 1.53 (1800+)
512 MB PC2100 Reg/ECC (Crucial / Corsair) (We ordered Crucial ram modules 
before the price hike)
20 GB IDE HDs (IBM)
S2462NG (non-scsi version)

The units themselves are solid, and hefty (roughly 30 lbs). They do draw
quite a bit of power (we are waiting for a 2nd 30 amp drop).  No
problems with them so far (24 hour burnin, room temperature approx 75-80
deg F, above recommended temperature).  They are noisy, as one would
expect from 1U units with these processors.  Don't put them in an office. 
CPU temperatures after 24 hour runs were in the 49-55 C range.

We haven't gotten our software on all the units yet, but they seem
stable.  Once our school actually cut the PO, the order went through 
quickly.

Robert Cicconetti

PS. Has anyone gotten Wake-on-Lan working on this motherboard?
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