[Beowulf] A Cluster of Motherboard.

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Tue Nov 15 08:34:48 EST 2005


On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Florent Calvayrac wrote:

> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Glen Gardner wrote:
>> 
>> Dear Glen,
>> 
>> It would be really lovely if you would post some photos.  A picture or
>> three is worth a lot of text here, and although google reveals a FEW
>> "recipe" websites they are so widely disparate in approach that there
>> isn't as much advantage as one would like (I did a bit of a search while
>> researching the answer to this question for the original poster).
>> 
> You were not talking to me  but stimulated me to put back online a few 
> pictures
> of our cluster of motherboards about which I posted earlier :
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> http://www.univ-lemans.fr/~fcalvay/jackywulf/index.html
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> In particular there is now a closeup of the mounting system for the 
> motherboards,
> using rails.
>
> The system is made of 8 AMD  CPUs with 1GB of RAM each,
> the motherboards have integrated NICs, no video, and everything is managed
> with clustermatic over PXE.

I'm always talking to you, Florent;-)

Lovely pictures.  Cool thermalization modelling, too.

    rgb

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