UPDATED: Cluster half finished

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by Newton, May 5, 2006.

  1. Newton

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    Project: "Cluster PC"
    6 x Pent III 1ghz c/w HD's, 3 PSU, 1 10/100 switch.
    PSU's , switch etc will be housed in black box, everthing will be painted matt black... cold cathode in box... etc etc...

    ps. cables have not been tidied up, hard drives yet to be installed, perspex coating yet to be stripped off. Mobo power up switches still to be mounted .. still a couple of thing to fix to make it look sleek.


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    Any suggestion or Comments would be appreciated ...
     
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  2. coroner

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    looking awesome mate

    What Operating system are you going to put on it?

    keep us posted with your progress looking very interesting :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks, REDHAT, openmosix... already tested system works great... now gota get it running in the format you see it...

    Will post final pics when uint is cleaned up...

    Any suggestions as to a final color, maybe a gloss RED
     
  4. stmok

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    Interesting...

    I was planning to build one myself...Using dual PIII mobos. (I had like 6 or 7 of them)...But I lacked the necessary economic resources to complete (I was broke at the time), so the project was abandoned...Now I have a bunch of dual CPU mobos used in various PCs for other roles. :lol:
     
  5. coroner

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    i would keep the black going, or try to make it look like a cupboard or something against your existing furnitute.

    What cluster specific tasks have you got for it currently?
     
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    Movie rendering...
     
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    Looks pretty cool, now that I can see how you've got the PSUs rigged up. ;)
     
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    cant wait to see your powerbill :)
     
  9. HeXa

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    shouldn't be too bad.... P3s aren't very power hungry... unlike P4s

    - HeXa
     
  10. coroner

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    depending on OS system size requirements, maybe you could install onto usb thumbsticks to save space etc if its needed
     
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    Using a selection of 10gb and 20gb drives, the project is how to recycle old comp parts, thumb drives would not fit the theme...
     
  12. chewbucca

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    how loud is this monster? :shock:
     
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    I'd love something like htat! except i would make it slimmer/longer so I could fit it under my bed :lol:

    Also, the noise would help me sleep more (i sleep better with noise for some reason :p )


    Goodluck with it mate ;)
     
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    slimmer and longer ??? hmmm ... that's a 15" monitor it's next to, I could make it about half height, but it would be hard to carry and move ...
     
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    Aren't you worried about those PSU's killing themselves in their own heat?
     
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    4 x 90mm fans in the bottom of case and another 16 40mm breather holes in bottom... NO box should be well ventilated... :thumbup:
     
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    Ahh fair enough then :)
     
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    Just out of curiosity, if you run a cluster with 2 x P4 Dual Core 2.8Ghz, instead of the 6 which you are currently running now, which will give you better performance?
     
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    so 4x 2.8 or 6x 1.0, which is better? is that your question?
    id say the 4x 2.8 would be better..
    the 6x 1.0 MIGHT be better if you want to do 6 things at once rather than 4 but it would take longer to do those 6 than it would to do 4 on the 4x 2.8 (if it was a time based task).

    he may be doing 6 endless tasks and then the 6x 1.0 would be better than 4x 2.8
     
  20. pete_pumpkin

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    Wow, interesting project. How does the OS share the work load?
     

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