[Beowulf] help with cables

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 23 03:25:46 PST 2017

My experience - go to your local pharmacy and purchase a dental probe. You
use it to threaten the switches as in Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man.

Seriously, the dental probe is used for releasing the latches on those
cables in tight spaces.

On 23 November 2017 at 00:24, Jonathan Engwall <
engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have ordered two flextronic 8 port switches and five topspin dual port
> HCA's. Most of these decisions were a combination of cost limitations (it
> sits on my coffee table) and careful scrutiny of photos on eBay.
> Right now I have a great price on an HP SmartArray with controllers.
> My first concern is that it will require a 1U machine to manage RAID and
> my next concern is that the controllers will need adapters for the 4x SDR
> cables which I believe will connect to the TopSpins and Flextronics.
> Anyone with hands on experience with this '08 gear, please help me out.
> Jonathan Engwall
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