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    Smoke's secret is out....

    Have you ever wondered what Smoke's server room looks like.....



    Just kidding...this is a very interesting "green" supercomputer though.

    This is the Grape-DR, a supercomputer housed in the Department of Information Science at the University of Tokyo. It has 64 Intel Core i7-920 processors and an accelerator chip that can achieve 200 gigaflops with a lightbulb's worth of power.

    The Grape-DR topped the Little Green500 List of energy-efficient supercomputers, achieving 815.43 MFLOPS per Watt compared to IBM's second place machine, located in Germany, capable of 773.38 MFLOPS per Watt. Only 775 megaflops per Watt? How embarrassing.

    The Grape-DR supercomputer, which in addition to be the greenest is apparently also the messiest, pairs its 64 Core i7 processors with four Grape-DR accelerator chips, each of which consumes only 50 Watts of power. All together the chips improve the efficiency of the supercomputer five fold.

    But being the greenest does not mean fastest—the Grape-DR's peak performance is 23.4 TFLOPS, putting it just shy of 500th place on the Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. That's OK, Grape-DR, you're number 1 in Mother Nature's heart. [TechOn via Technabob]




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    Re: Smoke's secret is out....

    server room, thats what my bedroom looks like, heres a picture of my datacenter.
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    Re: Smoke's secret is out....

    at one of my old jobs we used to install server racks and punch down jacks and such. You know how much of a bitch it is to make those little labels and wrap them around every single individual cable? my p-touch labeler saw a lot of use, i'd be going through batteries once a week almost. The plus side was while all the other guys were sweating installing ceiling tiles, laying cement, painting walls, and all that fun stuff, i was in a nice air conditioned server room :mrgreen:

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    Re: Smoke's secret is out....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhide400
    Have you ever wondered what Smoke's server room looks like.....


    Now that room could use some trunking



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    Re: Smoke's secret is out....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusR3
    at one of my old jobs we used to install server racks and punch down jacks and such. You know how much of a bitch it is to make those little labels and wrap them around every single individual cable? my p-touch labeler saw a lot of use, i'd be going through batteries once a week almost. The plus side was while all the other guys were sweating installing ceiling tiles, laying cement, painting walls, and all that fun stuff, i was in a nice air conditioned server room :mrgreen:
    I agree, but DAMN your fingers get sore after about 200 cables...




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    I have a panduit cable label maker.. what a life saver..
    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusR3
    at one of my old jobs we used to install server racks and punch down jacks and such. You know how much of a bitch it is to make those little labels and wrap them around every single individual cable? my p-touch labeler saw a lot of use, i'd be going through batteries once a week almost. The plus side was while all the other guys were sweating installing ceiling tiles, laying cement, painting walls, and all that fun stuff, i was in a nice air conditioned server room :mrgreen:


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    Re: Smoke's secret is out....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhide400
    Have you ever wondered what Smoke's server room looks like.....



    Just kidding...this is a very interesting "green" supercomputer though.

    This is the Grape-DR, a supercomputer housed in the Department of Information Science at the University of Tokyo. It has 64 Intel Core i7-920 processors and an accelerator chip that can achieve 200 gigaflops with a lightbulb's worth of power.

    The Grape-DR topped the Little Green500 List of energy-efficient supercomputers, achieving 815.43 MFLOPS per Watt compared to IBM's second place machine, located in Germany, capable of 773.38 MFLOPS per Watt. Only 775 megaflops per Watt? How embarrassing.

    The Grape-DR supercomputer, which in addition to be the greenest is apparently also the messiest, pairs its 64 Core i7 processors with four Grape-DR accelerator chips, each of which consumes only 50 Watts of power. All together the chips improve the efficiency of the supercomputer five fold.

    But being the greenest does not mean fastest—the Grape-DR's peak performance is 23.4 TFLOPS, putting it just shy of 500th place on the Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. That's OK, Grape-DR, you're number 1 in Mother Nature's heart. [TechOn via Technabob]
    I just threwup a little in my mouth when I saw that cable management
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    Re: Smoke's secret is out....

    I happened to come across this picture of Smoke's living room table.....





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    That looks absolutely epic!! :shock:

    I wonder if it works, and the Cherry trim awesome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhide400
    I happened to come across this picture of Smoke's living room table.....



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