Measured Maximum running sys_basher for 6 nodes
+ master + switch:
(6*263) + 375 + 30 =
Actual for Compute
Measured per node draw with both boards
inside of each 1U running sys_basher under FC6 x86_64 with
the following BOM plus one SATA HDD for each motherboard to
allow for testing.
Actual for Master
330 watts drives active in 100% sys_basher
375 watts w/o
drives active 100& sys_basher
310 watts at system idle
||3U Chassis with 650w Power Supply (Includes
rails) Approximate Configured
||Intel Server Board S3000AHLX
||Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3210 / 2.13 GHz ( 1066 MHz ) -
LGA775 Socket - L2 8 MB ( 4 x 2 MB )
||(4) 1Gb ECC DDR2-667 Memory Modules (Low Power)
||(12) 500GB Raid Edition SATA Hard Drive (5.0Tb
Usable Storage in RAID-6)
3Ware 9650 16-Port SATA Raid Controller
|| DVD-RW Drive
|| (2) Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
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Case Study: Beowulf Portable Cluster by REASON
When information flows too fast
to be processed, the solution isn’t
to slow it down… but to compute faster.
Researchers in the field of fluid dynamics studying
the complexities of a liquid flow can already acquire data
from their experiments at extremely high speeds. However, the flow
of information tends to bottleneck while processing.
Using Time-Resolved Stereo Particle Image Velocimetry (TRSPIV),which
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The researchers at a major university in Utah
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performing these tasks without distracting users from their experiments.
Furthermore, this particular set-up would be utilized by multiple
departments on more than one campus, so mobility was also a very
The trickiest part of the challenge, however, was finding the energy
to run such a system... literally. The slickest system in the world
would be useless if it couldn't operate within the power constraints
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REASON, in conjuction with Nor-Tech designed
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fluid dynamics lab. Supporting
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20-amp circuit (or up to 96 cores on two 110VAC 20-amp circuits.) See
the table at the right for
15U high-performance, personal cluster is entirely mobile and
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