[Beowulf] Interesting google server design

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Apr 2 16:17:17 EDT 2009


> > According to that articel, the pictured dual socket server has two
> > hard drives, but from the second photo, although the view is obscured
> > by the UPS battery, it looks like four drives to me, stacked two high.
> > Or if it's really only two drives, what are they sitting on top of?
> 
> I don't see how 4 drives would fit.  I believe the drives are on a L bracket,
> which is about half as wide as the drives.

If you count cables, there are only 2 drives, not 4. I'm surprised
that they still have only 2 drives/system... we find that we'd prefer
8 drives in a 2-socket system.

-- greg



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