[Beowulf] Servers Too Hot? Intel Recommends a Luxurious Oil Bath

Nicholas M Glykos glykos at mbg.duth.gr
Wed Sep 5 07:23:08 PDT 2012



> A major advantage of these forthcoming ARM server systems is that
> they are air-coolable, and in fact even convection-aircoolable,
> if you add a suitable funnel on top of the rack.
> 
> With SSDs, there are no movable parts. Float power will suck,
> but there are GPGPU options there, and memory bandwidth can
> be quite nice with memory cube like die stacking.


It would be lovely to have an article on clustermonkey for such a cluster.
At the very least it would make excellent teaching material [and for 
poor-to-broken universities (and countries)] it would even make a putative 
mini-research-cluster solution. Apologies for not offering to do it 
myself, I wouldn't know where to start from ...




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            Nicholas M. Glykos, Department of Molecular Biology
     and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus,
  Dragana, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece, Tel/Fax (office) +302551030620,
    Ext.77620, Tel (lab) +302551030615, http://utopia.duth.gr/~glykos/



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