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

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Sep 9 20:25:44 PDT 2012


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On 05/09/12 23:14, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> I don't think they even bother with a proper enclosure per 
> motherboard.  Over the counter, commodity, cheap, almost hardware 
> agnostic.

A Google talk I went to a few years back confirmed that's the case (or
rather, lack of a case IYSWIW) for their nodes in their search
clusters, but they did make the point they use more standard hardware
for the services they make money from (like advertising) to get better
reliability.

Whether that's still the case, I don't know.

cheers!
Chris
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