[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Ivan Oleynik iioleynik at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 22:47:58 EDT 2008


John,



> That's not so good. Youre going to have to get the BTU rating of the
> existing air conditioning, and consider getting more unit(s) installed -
> if you have an external wall the facilities people can surely drill
> through it for the.
>
> Give serious consideration to putting expensive and noisy kit like this
> elsewhere on campus if your facilities people have:
> a well cooled computer room / lots of spare amps / physical security -
> ie. tough steel doors / environmental monitoring
> Networks are fast these days, and with remote power switching you should
> not need to physically visit the machine that often.
>
>
Yes, I decided to put my new cluster in dedicated server room on campus.
Although it is inconvenient, rewamping air conditioning is the pain in the
neck.

> Do you know any system integrators that can build 40-node cluster from
> > Supermicro twin units?
> That depends where you are physically. Have a look at
>

I did not get the end of your message. I am physically in the US (USF,
Tampa, FL).

Thanks,

Ivan
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