Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A little pic 4 U

So, here is the first pic I have available of our new machine room.

As you can see, it is not yet completed. But that's ok, since none of the equipment we will be using to build this monster even exists yet! The switches, the cpus, the nodes, the racks, the HCAs, nothing. It's all prototypes and design specs at the moment. Let's hope all of the different partners/companies actually end up making this all work correctly at the same time.

You might wonder - what are those large white boxes in there, and why is the room already half full, if the machine room is not yet done, and there are not yet parts that exist for this massive monster?

Well, those are PDUs. Power Distribution Units. Each of those babies has 80 30A circuits. Half of the room will be dedicated to power alone. Another 3rd will be cooling. This machine is really going to be a wonder to be adored.

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