[Beowulf] New member, upgrading our existing Beowulf cluster

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Wed Dec 2 14:12:13 EST 2009


Not sure if you are looking at DIY or commercial options but this has 
been done well on a commercial scale by at least some integrators.

I've never used them in a cluster but they make great virtualization 
platforms.

This is just one example, the marketing term is "1U Twin Server"

http://www.siliconmechanics.com/c1159/1u-twin-servers.php

Other vendors have various other options and the range of "dedicated" vs 
"shared" resources among the twin and quad server configurations can 
vary quite a bit. There is a good chance someone is already making a box 
with the specs you are interested in.


Regards,
Chris




Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Ross Tucker
> Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 1:54 PM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: [Beowulf] New member, upgrading our existing Beowulf cluster
>
> Greetings!
>
> I'm a new member to this list, but the research group that I work for has had a working cluster for many years. I am now looking at upgrading our current configuration. I was wondering if anyone has actual experience with running more than one node from a single power supply. Even just two boards on one PSU would be nice. We will be using barely 200W per node for 50 nodes and it just seems like a big waste to buy 50 power supply units. I have read the old posts but did not see any reports of success.
>
> Best regards,
> Ross Tucker
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