[Beowulf] 96 cores in silent and small enclosure

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Wed Apr 7 14:26:54 EDT 2010


You can also read about some of Jon's clusters here:

  http://www.clustermonkey.net//content/view/273/33/

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Doug

> In this case we have large "home made" heat sinks, I'll put up more
> pictures when I get the time. You can check other designs at
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> In contrast to our "Second cluster" on that site, which is completely
> fan less, this has two large fans. By using the fans one can get
> adequate cooling in a smaller box (than what would be possible without
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> When I get the time (when?) I intend to do combined cfd/heat flow
> simulations of our designs (have a PhD in numerical analysis).
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> Eventually we hope to market this.
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> Regards,
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> On Apr 7, 2010 15:34 "Jonathan Aquilina" <eagles051387 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> is one of you an engineer? how well does the air flow in the case.
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>> gets air into and out of the case if there are just only 2 fans on the
>> box? you guys ever consider marketing this product?
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>> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Jon Tegner <> wrote:
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>> > We (me and my brother) have been into silent computing, and
>> > clusters,
>> > for quite some time now. We just recently designed and built a unit
>> > equipped with 4 supermicro boards (H8DMT) and 8 cpus. In the actual
>> > unit the cpus are Opterons with 6 cores each, but it would be easy
>> > enough to switch to cpus with 12 cores.
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>> > The box are of dimensions 40x42x58 cm, so it is reasonably small.
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>> > large and silent fans are used to cool the system.
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>> > For a picture of the unit check
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>> > <http://www.renget.se/bilder/redBox.jpg>
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>> > Comments on this?
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>> > /jon
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