[Beowulf] longevity of 1U servers?

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Mon Feb 9 17:53:44 EST 2009


> Realistically, how long should one expect current 1U servers to last?

I'm not overly fond of soprano choral works either, but they're not
_inherent_ to 1u-ism.  I have some 1u's with centrifugal fans that are in
their, uh, probably 7th year of service.  jeez.

arguably, those chassis couldn't have cooled dual-125W-socket boards,
but modern 50-75W cpus seem to be pretty popular...
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