Physical questions

Sam Daniel samhdaniel at
Mon Jan 13 20:28:17 PST 2003

Here's a slightly different approach which was successful on a small scale:

Might not scale up to thousands of nodes, though.... :-)


Paul English wrote:
> We are looking at building a second cluster and I have some physical 
> installation questions. 
> When I was at NASA goddard, I got a look at one of the Beowulf clusters 
> there which had nodes which were just motherboards mounted on rails or a 
> shelf which sat in the rack. Seems great to me to avoid purchasing a case 
> if it isn't really needed - does anyone know any vendors for this sort of 
> a mounting solution?  I found this one, but it looks like it includes the 
> motherboards and the rack, while I'd like to just buy the shelves:
> I'd rather not fab my own, although I suppose that is an option. 
> ... snip ...

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