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

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Sep 5 07:56:10 PDT 2012


On Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 05:23:08PM +0300, Nicholas M Glykos wrote:
> 
> 
> > 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 ...

A point of departure would seem to be http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=mit_cluster_build&num=1
-- even PV-powered.


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