[Beowulf] VIA cluster server reference design

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Wed Oct 19 13:45:25 EDT 2005


On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> FYI, I run a dual-mini-ITX system in a Travla C147, and it
> doesn't have sufficient airflow to be stacked in a rack
> without some dead space. Even then some extra fans might
> be required.

mini-itx motherboards have been designed fairly effectively to resist 
stacking. with  most of the airflow either down onto or away from the top 
surface of the mainboard, and a huge block of connectors on the back. I 
have 8 c136's (not for a cluster), they are cool and almost silent, but if 
you stack them they'll overheat almost immediatly.

>

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