[Beowulf] Interesting google server design

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Apr 2 16:17:18 EDT 2009


On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Andrew Piskorski wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 04:56:53PM -0700, Bill Broadley wrote:
>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html
>
> 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?

It looked like a sheet metal frame riser to let part of the 
mohterboard slip underneath.  What I could not see where the 
network drop was.

I do't think I would stack drives in a 2 RU bay for heat flow 
reasons

-- Russ herrold
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