Physical questions

Leif Nixon nixon at
Tue Jan 14 03:37:14 EST 2003

Paul English <tallpaul at> writes:

> When I was at NASA goddard, I got a look at one of the Beowulf clusters 
> there which had nodes which were just motherboards mounted on rails or a 
> shelf which sat in the rack.

If you do this, you need to pay attention to cooling. Without a case,
fan airflows take new paths, and you might end up with overheated
disks or other components.

Leif Nixon                                    Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre           Linkoping University
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