1U P4 Systems

alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Mon May 21 13:26:05 PDT 2001

hi bari

the major  problem, the only problem is cooling....
	kinda hard to fit 2"-3" heatsinks into 1" of available
	space on/above the motherboard..... dont know what happens
	to the 3yr cpu warranty when you throw away the manufacturers
	heatsink in favor of a 0.25" heatsink/fan combo that keep
	the p3 cpu just as cool...
if the cooling problem of the P4/athlon cpu is solved, than one can ship
p4-based 1U systems...

have fun

On Mon, 21 May 2001, Bari Ari wrote:

> Michael T. Prinkey wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have seen a few clusters assembled with 1U AMD Athlon systems.  Has
> > anyone seen/built/melted down a 1U P4 system?  Cooling is of course an
> > issue, as it is with the AMDs.  Another is the availability of low
> > profile power supplies with the extra P4 power connector and sufficient
> > wattage rating.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Mike Prinkey
> > Aeolus Research, Inc.
> How many would you need? We've looked at making multi P4/ 1U mainboards 
> (4-8 CPUs per 1U) but we have seen very little interest in it as 
> compared to IA-64, Athlon-4, ULV-PIII and Mips designs. 1 P4 per 1U 
> would be simple to make. 8 - 16 ULV P-III or Athlon 4 with DDR per 1U 
> look more attractive. Rambus is another unwelcome component of a current 
> P4 design until the DDR chipsets are ready.
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