[Beowulf] Re: Purdue Supercomputer

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Fri May 9 15:44:02 PDT 2008

Jim Lux <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov> writes:
>> I've been wondering why the Canon P-Touch hasn't been mentioned up
>> until this point. They're great for labeling just about anything in a
>> machine room...
> Sure, until you have to label 1000 things in a few hours.

(BTW, my mistake, it is the BROTHER P-Touch).

Modern P-Touches have USB interfaces and you can automate the label
printing, so if you have to label 1000 things and you have a
reasonable script you can do it.

> I find it's hard to get the backing peeled off (although my Ptouch
> doesn't have the little feature that nicks the edge to make it
> easier).

I also find that it is pretty easy to get the backing off if you're
willing to crush a corner a wee bit.

> Actually, you can order cables already pre numbered and labelled.  Why
> burn expensive cluster assembler time when you can pay someone
> (potentially offshore) to do it cheaper.

If that's cheap enough, sure, sounds like a good deal.  As long as
you've brought it up, who do you buy pre-numbered and pre-labeled
cables from?

Even if you manage that, though, it won't help with labeling cabinets,
machines, etc. -- I find the labeler gadgets are really useful.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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