[Beowulf] Quiet *and* powerful

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pathscale.com
Fri Dec 12 14:04:05 EST 2003


On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 12:08:31PM -0500, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:

> Our current setup (6 1U dual 
> 2.4GHz Xeons, with about 11 little fans per node) is ridiculously loud, 

The main issue is 1U -- small fans are inefficient, so you end up with
a lot more noise for a given amount of power.

-- greg

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