[Beowulf] another crazy idea

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Sep 28 13:22:52 PDT 2012

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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Douglas Eadline
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 12:44 PM
To: Mark Hahn
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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] another crazy idea

Not so crazy.

Years ago I had some L shaped pieces of steel made that allowed nodes to slide in horizontally as you describe (and for the same reasons). It provided enough of a lip to support the node that was attached normally on the front. Actually I still have them in part of my server rack (in the closet in my home office).
Every once and a while I may need to test a node or two and I just slide them in, no messing with rails or anything.

>This is pretty much standard practice for test equipment racks here at JPL.  We've got boxes and boxes of angle stock all nicely drilled to hit the side mounting rails of the racks.  But you do have the "space between boxes" issue. 

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