[Beowulf] microATX boards in 19" case

Alvin Oga alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Mon Apr 4 20:22:47 EDT 2005


hi ya

On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 laytonjb at charter.net wrote:

>    Got a quick question. Is it possible to mount
> two microATX boards side-by-side in a standard 19"
> case (1U, 2U, 4U, etc)?

yes .. but ... no ..

depends on the microatx board, but more than likely,
you will not be able to find the "right stuff" for
two microatx side by side

	standard microatx board is 8 to 8.5" wide
	with 1 or 2 pci slots as ooposed to the giant
	standard 12" wide microatx

	standard 1U chassis is 17 - 17.5" wide 

	you will need to move the power supply away
	from the side of the motherboard to make it fit

	you can use dc-dc power supply if heating and
	cooling of the powersupply was an issue

you can fit 2 mini-itx motherboard inside a 1U case,
but no pci cards


for 2U, 3U, 4U .. you will need a custom chassis
	- you can stack 2 or more motherboards on top 
	of each other


or you can use blades ... 10 motherboards per 4U
	http://www.ITX-Blades.net/gif.blades/4U-BLADE.jpg

c ya
alvin

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