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And so, our story begins...

Stage 0 - complete

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by , 16th January 2012 at 10:01 AM (1548 Views)
I've checked all hardware, chosen the OS [Debian] and the MPI [OPEN-MPI], I've got a bit of documentation so I know what I'm doing [slightly].

But there's one thing I forgot to check...

CHECK THERE'S ENOUGH ROOM!!

Which there isn't... Blargh!

I'm still doing it though. A couple of powerstrips [and a reposition of the laptop trolley] should be sufficient.

As usual, any suggestions let me know.

Updated 16th January 2012 at 10:20 AM by X-13

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  1. sonofsanta's Avatar
    Surely it'll be much cooler to build a set of shelves to have them all blinking away like some monstrous piece of wall art... then have the power strips mounted down one side and the network ports down the other like some crazed DIY server rack.

    Added points for building it out of aluminium and having a T-1000 skull mounted somewhere.
  2. X-13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta
    Surely it'll be much cooler to build a set of shelves to have them all blinking away like some monstrous piece of wall art... then have the power strips mounted down one side and the network ports down the other like some crazed DIY server rack.

    Added points for building it out of aluminium and having a T-1000 skull mounted somewhere.

    That's stage... 6?
  3. mjs_mjs's Avatar
    Heat can be an issue with clusters build in the DIY way - make sure that there is enough room capacity to dissipate the heat and enough airflow. Also make sure that one exhaust doesn't become the next's air supply as that's not good.
  4. mjs_mjs's Avatar
    oh and pics please
  5. X-13's Avatar
    I'm thinking of making a "twin towers" set up. The nodes will be stacked in 2 piles of 5, as they're meant to be horizontal it'll be stable. [No leaning tower of server.]

    There will be just over the width of one computer between the towers. With the switch and controller in between. The controller is a vertical desktop, with all fans at the back and no vents on either side.

    However... I still don't have the space for it. I'm thinking this project will fail before it even gets properly started.
  6. mjs_mjs's Avatar
    or - drop the number of nodes until they can find homes - if it's on a vlan, then the nodes can sit anywhere really.
  7. X-13's Avatar
    See, that would be the smart option.

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