[Beowulf] Supermicro 2U
Lux, James P
james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Feb 20 13:35:53 PST 2009
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> [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Mark Hahn
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> To: John Hearns
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> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Supermicro 2U
> > New. Shiny. http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/2UTwin2.cfm
> I'm a bit puzzled. cpu/mem density is the same as for their
> older dual-node-1U line. I guess it's handy to have 3 normal
> disks per node.
> > The nice thing is that the motherboards are hot-swap from
> the rear -
> > so these things
> hmm, I don't see that stated. do they have some kind of HS tray?
> the boards clearly have ATX-like power connectors, which
> don't seem HS.
> > offer the best of both worlds if blade servers and discreet
> rackable servers.
> I still don't really understand why blades are considered
> > I make this 32 cores in 2U - heck of a lot of CPU power. If
> you could
> same as a pair of dual-node 1U's though. there might be some
> power savings, as well, though (93% sounds great, but given
> that each node is probably
> >350W, it seems like the 2x1.2KW PSU would be operating at <60%
> > stand the racket it would sit nicely
> > under your desk.
> wouldn't the 1.4 KW dissipation be a concern in most any office?
Depends on what your local climate is. If you are in Cleveland (where it is -3C (27F) right now), it might be nice to have. Otoh, in Perth, where 36C is forecast, perhaps not.
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