[Beowulf] clustering using off the shelf systems in a fish tank full of oil.
eagles051387 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 08:18:33 PST 2011
Was thinking that after i sent the email.
I think the solution to part one of your answer Prentice is the following.
You would have spare machines on hand that you would swap out with a
faulty machine allowing you the necessary time to replace parts as
needed with out the risk of spilling the oil on the floor and creating
any hazards in the workplace.
On 12/28/2011 10:11 AM, Douglas Eadline wrote:
> However, if you really overclock, you can make french fries
>> There has been a company at the SC conferences for the past 3 years
>> trying to sell exactly that (server cooling by submersion in mineral
>> oil) for the past 3 years.
>> In my opinion it, suffers from a few major problems:
>> 1. It's messy. If you every have to take hardware out of the oil to
>> repair/replace, it's messy. The oil could drip all over, creating safety
>> hazards. And if you need to remove a hardware component from a server,
>> good luck! Now that everything is oily and slippery, there definitely
>> will be a problem with that hard drive once it flies out of your hands,
>> even if there wasn't a problem with it before!
>> 2. The weight of the mineral oil. Despite the density of current 1-U and
>> blade systems, I still think that air makes up a not-significant
>> percentage of volume of the full rack. Fill that space with a liquid
>> like mineral oil, and I'm sure you double, triple, or maybe even
>> quadruple the weight load on your datacenter's raised floor.
>> On 12/23/2011 2:32 PM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
>>> I am just curious as to everyones take on this
>>> Being able to over clock the systems how much more performance gains can
>>> one get out of them
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