[Beowulf] power supply/chassis for Opteron-based node

Glen Gardner vze24qhw at verizon.net
Fri Jul 14 15:04:23 PDT 2006

I've had good luck with this case: RM-4015 (no brand name)
http://rackmountmart.com/rm4u/rm4015.htm (no commercial plug intended)

It is big, and heavy, and well made. It has a fanwall with 3 X 120MM
fans. You can also add 2 rear panel fans, but you probably won't need

It keeps a dual opteron motherboard nice and cool, and it is cheap.

I've had good luck with Antec true power 2 550 Watt EPS power supplies.


On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 19:19 +0400, Mikhail Kuzminsky wrote:
> I looked to reccomendation of power supply/rackmount chassis for 
> Supermicro and Tyan dual Opteron motherboards based on nVidia Prof. 
> 2200/2050 chipsets (for example, Supermicro H8DCE-B). The recommended 
> power for power supply is about 650 W (or higher), what looks as too 
> high for our conditions.
> We will use 2 or 4 GB DDR333, 2*Opteron 248, 1 x HDD 10000 RPM, 1 x 
> Infiniband DDR (Mellanox) HCA per node (plus minimal PCI graphic card,
> &CDROM). Currently (w/AMD chipset, for 2 x Opteron 244) we work 
> w/cheap Chenbro chassis (4U) having only 420 W power supply. 
> I understand that it's possible to calculate relative exactly the 
> power requirements (ampers for each voltage levels), from TDP etc, 
> but:
> what is typical power of power supply used "here" - by beowulf 
> community members - for close configuration of nodes (not 1U)? 
> BTW, what is good cheap chassis alternative for Chenbro - AIC/T-Win ? 
> what else ?
> Yours
> Mikhail Kuzminsky
> Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
> Moscow
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