1U P4 Systems

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Tue May 22 14:01:41 PDT 2001

Martin Siegert wrote:

> On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 01:01:07PM -0400, Greg Lindahl wrote:
>> On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 06:39:42PM -0700, alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com wrote:
>>> most 1U chassis designs and atx motherboards fail miserably on 
>>> dual power supply issues and hot swapp issues...
>>> 	- basically not fixable...
>> This is the beowulf mailing list. How many beowulf owners have dual
>> power supplies? How many are willing to pay extra for hotswap?

>> The beowulf community is considerably different from your typical 1U
>> server buyer.
> You are so right. Unfortunately not many manufacturers/distributers
> have noticed this. I have been searching for a 1U or 2U case for a beowulf
> cluster on the web. This has been a totally frustrating experience:
> 1) I don't want to spend $200 US ($300 CDN) or more on a case.
> 2) Many web sites don't even specify which size of a motherboard they
>    support (e.g., 12"x9.6" or 12"x13"). They usually just say supports ATX,
>    Micro-ATX, and if you are lucky they say extended ATX. Unfortunately,
>    different sites mean different sizes when they say "ATX supported".
>    ... meaning that many of those web sites are almost content free ...

You can have sheet metal 1U enclosures with CNC mounting holes made to 
order with aluminum front panels for under $100 US in low volume(100 
pcs.). If you are willing to drill your own mounting holes you can get 
off the shelf 1U enclosures for around $50 quan. 1.


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