[Beowulf] 512 atoms in a box

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat May 28 01:26:25 PDT 2011

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:59:42PM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:

> here's an idea, more commodity-oriented (hence beowulf): suppose you 
> design a tiny widget that gets all its power via POE.  maybe Atom or 
> ARM-based - you've got 15-20W, which is quite a bit these days.
> for packaging, you need space for a cpu, nic and sodimm.  maybe some leds.
> plug them into a commodity 1U 48-port Gb switch, then stack 10 of them
> and you've got a penny-pincher's approximation of a Seamicro SM100000!
> not going to win top500, but...

I was planning to do something similar with rooted Apple TV,
once it's bumped up to A5 in the next generation.

The devices would need spacers, a baffle and a few fans,
if packed closely.

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