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Re: What should I do with a 48-node cluster
Mark Kerzner 2012-12-23, 00:48
Jay,

my "nature" is Houston, TX, they will argue about who can "cool" whom :)

I am thinking of $500/month rack hosting.

Mark

On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Jay <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> You can let nature cool it. I have mine behind the garage
> http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/463386_10151293008003232_1882563907_o.jpg
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> *From:* Michael Segel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> *To:* [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> *Sent:* Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:01 AM
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> *Subject:* Re: What should I do with a 48-node cluster
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> Uhm... not exactly.
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> Power consumption is only part of it. ;-)
> Power consumption by itself is not enough to establish probable cause.
> If that were the case, there would be a lot of raids around the Xmas
> holidays ... ;-)
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> Now don't ask me how I know this.... ;-P
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> Having run a rack out of my second bedroom in an apartment for ~8-10
> years, I can tell you that yes, its noisy, it does heat the place, and that
> thanks to Moore's law, I was able to consolidate everything to a single 2
> CPU 8 core Xeon box 2+ years ago.
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> Personally, I'd suggest that if you do take the equipment, that you
> consider how you plan to dispose of the hardware.  You can't just chuck it
> in to the trash anymore. (If you still have a Best Buy near you, they do
> recycle...)  Also think about the power requirements. You need to make sure
> you have a couple of circuits, some power conditioners, battery backup...
> etc ...   I was only running 8 nodes.  So YMMV.
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> On Dec 21, 2012, at 1:37 PM, Lance Norskog <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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>  You will also be raided by the DEA- too much power for a residence.
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> On 12/20/2012 07:56 AM, Ted Dunning wrote:
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> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM, Michael Segel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
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> While Ted ignores that the world is going to end before X-Mas, he does hit
> the crux of the matter head on.
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>  If you don't have a place to put it, the cost of setting it up would
> kill you, not to mention that you can get newer hardware which is better
> suited for less.
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>  Having said that... if you live in the frozen tundra like Montana, or
> some place like ... er Canada or Siberia... , it may make more sense to use
> it to heat your home with it.
> Just think of the side benefits from all that potential additional compute
> power....  :-P
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>  I can say from experience that the sound of a bunch of servers in a home
> setting is a novel one that is probably unlike anything you have known
> before.
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>  If you haven't experienced that, then taking on these servers could be
> classified as novelty seeking behavior.
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