[olug] Intense PC - the most powerful miniature fanless PC EVER!

Carl Lundstedt clundst at unlserve.unl.edu
Thu Mar 8 17:28:54 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-03-08 at 09:22 -0800, Kevin D. Snodgrass wrote:
> > From: Ben Watson <bwatson1979 at gmail.com>
> > 
> > So I was just thinking, for the speculated price of the Intense PC, I
> > could probably purchase 13-20 Raspberry Pi machines.  Granted the
> > combined power draw of this many Pis would be more than the Intense
> > PC, but I wonder if you could get better overall number crunching
> > performance in some sort of Pi cluster/grid.
> Image the people that sell the Raspberry getting an order for 100K devices from FermiLab or Sandia or ....
> :-)
It's a nice thought, but Fermilab servers need to have remote console
functionality to even get out of the gate (much like what we need down
here for our CERN/CMS cluster). 

Our CERN collegues at U. of Colorado might go for them.  They built a
cluster out of motherboards mounted on plexiglass and power supply
sharing.  It was a frightening thing to see.

Carl Lundstedt

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