[Beowulf] Re: Beowulf of bare motherboards - blades

Alvin Oga alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Tue Sep 28 14:04:02 EDT 2004

hi ya

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Eugen Leitl wrote:

> You're aware of
> right?

nope .. too big ( deep )
and we have 9" depth mini-itx cases instead of giant monsters
> > i'm aiming to put 4 ide disks per blade .. ( motherboard )
> Blade doesn't quite seem to apply here. Maybe
> would fit this requirement profile.

not even close .. we needed to hold 40 disks in 4U space (15TB per 4U)

	and avoid all the power cords  ( 8-10 vs 100 of um )
	( 1 nice (real) power supply per 5-10 motherboards )

	avoid all the heat... ( almost null compared to 1Us )

	avoid all the gazillion wires...  ( hard to avoid rats nest w/o
		putting a kvm and nic switch inside the 4U )

	quieter is better for working on the mess
c ya

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