[Beowulf] Interesting google server design

Bogdan Costescu Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Apr 3 01:38:45 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Bill Broadley wrote:

> Definitely a nice layout for front -> back airflow.  No 
> perpendicular dimms or heatsinks.

With fans blowing from the top ? And with the only air flow possible 
on one side through the fins on the power supply ? And how are the 
disks cooled ?

How about the weigth distribution, with 2 disks and battery on one 
side ? Or the fact that the larger slot can only be used for a card 
which doesn't need cables, as these would be blocked by the battery ? 
Or the fact that the smaller slot is pretty much blocked to the inside 
by the chipset (?) radiator ? (and if these slots were not supposed to 
be used, why bother putting them in at all ?)

Bogdan Costescu

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