Rolling a rack on carpet

Mark Andrew Smith Mark at markandrewsmith.co.uk
Fri Oct 25 11:27:56 EDT 2002


> like drive lights. Since you have the cord right there, you have no need
> for the power switch. It was just a matter of putting led's in slot

...that is true for AT motherboards, but some nodes in my cluster use an ATX
motherboard and the on/off switch is on the front case.  I would imagine
most newer pieces of kit are ATX these days.....

Regards,
	Mark.

-----Original Message-----
From: beowulf-admin at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-admin at beowulf.org]On
Behalf Of Dean Johnson
Sent: 24 October 2002 19:01
To: David Mathog
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: Rolling a rack on carpet


Just put the rack sideways. Then you have access to the back and front
and don't need to move it at all. Of course it isn't as pretty, but
ultimately more functional.

At one point it occurred to me that you should just install cluster
nodes backwards, save for initial installation, you often don't have any
use for the front of the machine, except for the power switch and things
like drive lights. Since you have the cord right there, you have no need
for the power switch. It was just a matter of putting led's in slot
blanks to get the indicator lights.

	-Dean

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