[Beowulf] Clusters and Distro Lifespans
gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 20:01:22 EDT 2006
Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Jim Lux wrote:
>> Duct tape.. now you're talking!.. baling wire might not be bad too.
>> Actually, you'd also need a little battery pack/wall wart to feed 5V
>> to the slug (which I assume comes with it) and that would feed power
>> to the USB2 disk drive..
> The drive I have gets power from the USB bus. The question might well
> be whether or not the slug can provide enough power to run two drives on
> top of its own requirements, but if it does it is just one power cord.
>> Hmmm.. a weekend project lurks... it's 105 degrees here, so a nice
>> indoor project has real appeal.
> Yeah, I'm really tempted, but only if I can do it with OPM. BTW, the
> slug in principle can do a USB bridge on port 1, but only with its WinXX
> firmware. Don't know if the linux side stuff is up to it yet. If it
> is, you could make a raid the size of a thick hardback novel...;-)
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