[Beowulf] Interesting google server design

Ellis Wilson xclski at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 1 21:59:21 EDT 2009


Beyond that, building an entire cluster of that size into a large 
shipping container is genius - given access and resources to a crane and 
proper machining expertise.  But then again if your building a cluster 
of that size I suppose the crane, shipping container and a few welders 
are not going to be your biggest worries.

Also interesting is that they use Gigabyte - I haven't been entirely 
impressed with them and that is for purely desktop use.  Perhaps their 
server grade boards are better quality enough to make them worthwhile at 
that scale.

Ellis

Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Bill Broadley wrote:
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>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html
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> Very interesting.  "UPS" built right into the box, and the whole thing
> basically handmade out of OTC components.  Power supply outside of the
> box (which makes great sense from a cooling point of view!).
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