Clusters and frustrations

I finally had a chance to take a look at the frustrating machine from a couple of posts ago – pulled the video card out and put it back in again, now it’s fine. (The hard disk was fine, although a previous disk from that machine that had apparently failed actually was dead.)
We also took delivery of most of the clusters that I’ll be “getting” to set up – 50ish compute nodes and 3 head nodes. No racks or switches for them yet though. Pictures here – we’re temporarily housing them in the machine room belonging to an entirely different research group. No technicaly details yet – we don’t really know what we’re running on them. This is the stuff I alluded to in an earlier post.

2 thoughts on “Clusters and frustrations

  1. You’re kidding- they put one power-cord in each box and filled an entire skid of power-cord boxes? What a bunch of yahoos.
    [cc’d to the LJ; just ’cause]

  2. No, it wasn’t quite that bad. The huge box was only about 1/2-2/3 full of power cable boxes. Most of the rest was full of smaller boxes (I think they’re visible in the pic with T) that contained what appears to be memory modules, but might also be the lights out management modules. It was topped up with wadded up brown paper. But yeah, there were, I think, 28 boxes of power cables – I didn’t count. L did though, I think.

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