[Beowulf] help with cables

Lux, Jim (337K) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Nov 25 12:11:19 PST 2017

a long bamboo skewer also works, and conveniently it’s an insulator, and available in packs of 50.

{These too, can be used to encourage good behavior on the part of your user base, much like the dental probe, but without the need to drill a hole first. And they’re biodegradable!, and you can carry them through the TSA checkpoint}

James Lux, P.E.
Task Manager, DHFR Space Testbed
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 161-213
Pasadena CA 91109
+1(818)395-2714 (cell)

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Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 3:25 AM
To: "beowulf at beowulf.org<mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>" <beowulf at beowulf.org<mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>>
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] help with cables

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<mailto: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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