[Beowulf] A Cluster of Motherboard.

Josip Loncaric josip at lanl.gov
Thu Nov 10 10:20:29 EST 2005

Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Nov 2005, oxylabtech at gmail.com wrote:
>> It would like to know if is possible to make a cluster of
>> motherboards? I don't speaking in a cluster of PC's, but of
>> motherboards. Somebody already saw? If it is possible, Could someone
>> help me?
> Yes, it is possible and it has been done a number of times.  Several of
> them are documented, more or less, in the list archives -- GIYF here.
> [...]
> Two minor pieces of advice:  Try to stay safe -- electrical devices
> start fires, so watch the connections to e.g. wooden shelving.  Try to
> stay within codes (include FCC codes for EM emissions) both to stay safe
> and because if you pack things too close together without shielding you
> could conceivably get some electrical oddities that destabilize things.

A cheap bare case can cost less than $20 -- and can save you a lot of 
work, although perhaps not shelf space.  For safety, ease of 
installation, and FCC EM reasons, cheap metal cases should be considered.

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