[Beowulf] help with cables
engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 12:05:19 PST 2017
A barebones and lot of 73 gb drives might be cheaper yet.
Rather than adding a loop I would like a compact rack. P2P and 10g Ethernet
isn't as attractive. A storage 2006-2010 age, ready to connect to my
flextronics is what I am looking for. At that price I had to give it
I have two PE2950's so a PowerVault seems like the obvious answer. Shipping
is just so high with the vendors right now. The topspins are pcie 8x, a lot
of five was a steal. Cables seen to have a minimum price...generally each
cable's is both in And out? Maybe that is fibre again.
And about the dental probe: I live in Mexico. Almost everything is for sale.
You are a big help, thanks again.
On Nov 23, 2017 3:26 AM, "John Hearns via Beowulf" <beowulf at beowulf.org>
> My experience - go to your local pharmacy and purchase a dental probe. You
> use it to threaten the switches as in Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man.
> Seriously, the dental probe is used for releasing the latches on those
> cables in tight spaces.
> On 23 November 2017 at 00:24, Jonathan Engwall <
> engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have ordered two flextronic 8 port switches and five topspin dual port
>> HCA's. Most of these decisions were a combination of cost limitations (it
>> sits on my coffee table) and careful scrutiny of photos on eBay.
>> Right now I have a great price on an HP SmartArray with controllers.
>> My first concern is that it will require a 1U machine to manage RAID and
>> my next concern is that the controllers will need adapters for the 4x SDR
>> cables which I believe will connect to the TopSpins and Flextronics.
>> Anyone with hands on experience with this '08 gear, please help me out.
>> Jonathan Engwall
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