[Beowulf] Re: microATX boards in 19" case
alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Wed Apr 6 06:25:50 PDT 2005
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Britta Serog wrote:
> My company is considering bringing to market a dual-motherboard dual/redundant power supply 4-processor (2x2) Pentium-M solution in a 14" depth (standard 19" width) rackmount chassis. There is one harddrive per motherboard, and the boards have integrated LAN, etc - no room for PCI cards.
dual motherboard is ez ??
- stacked one on top of the other ??
- if one fails, does both come out or just the failed one
- there is basically no advantage of 2 mb in one 2U case
( and you lose the redundancy of two 1Us compared to one 2U )
- power supply should NOT die ( in my book )...
it needs better quality ps and better cooling and
not exceeding the typical 50% max load on the supply
- i wonder how fast a dual p4-M is compared to dual p4-3.6G
or compared to dual-opterons ..
> I would love to hear how much interest there would be in such a system, considering there
> will be a slight price premium on the miniaturized (mini-itx) & low-power (P-M) components.
mini-itx comes with dual-GigE ... in 6"x7" .. capbable of running P4-3.6G
( we squeeze 10 of um in per 4U .. )
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