[Beowulf] New member, upgrading our existing Beowulf cluster

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Dec 2 12:02:03 PST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Chris Dagdigian
> Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 11:12 AM
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org; Ross Tucker
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] New member, upgrading our existing Beowulf cluster
> Not sure if you are looking at DIY or commercial options but this has
> been done well on a commercial scale by at least some integrators.
> I've never used them in a cluster but they make great virtualization
> platforms.
> This is just one example, the marketing term is "1U Twin Server"
> http://www.siliconmechanics.com/c1159/1u-twin-servers.php
> Other vendors have various other options and the range of "dedicated" vs
> "shared" resources among the twin and quad server configurations can
> vary quite a bit. There is a good chance someone is already making a box
> with the specs you are interested in.

I note that those chassis seem to have a PSU specifically designed for driving two mobos, and are rated fairly high (980W for the first one on the page referenced).

I took Ross's original request to be one of using existing power supplies and adding a mobo (essentially the DIY option).

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