[Beowulf] Re: Purdue Supercomputer

Karen Shaeffer shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Mon May 12 13:56:25 EDT 2008


On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 08:20:21AM -0500, Geoff Jacobs wrote:
> 
> It's a separate feed from the ATX supply, and I can't see how anyone
> would be stupid enough to switch it on the motherboard. It should be
> simply railed around the motherboard wherever needed. Perhaps, just to
> be sure, I should break out my dead MVP3 board and the DMM -- have a
> little experiment.

Hi Geoff,
Stupid? More likely attempting to minimize the BOM of the board, if
that is the case. Stupid? I mean folks have been talking about the
shared NIC on some Dell system boards in this thread. That is a clear
example where all the circuitry on the system board is not isolated.
Exactly my point. You don't need to go into the lab, if you just
remembered what was said in this thread, you have a clear example.

Thanks,
Karen
-- 
 Karen Shaeffer
 Neuralscape, Palo Alto, Ca. 94306
 shaeffer at neuralscape.com  http://www.neuralscape.com
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