InfoWorld: Linux NetworX to Unveil Evolocity II
Nov 15, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux NetworX Wednesday announced plans to unveil Evolocity II
(E2) cluster supercomputer next week at a supercomputing conference
in Baltimore. The company says the new design improves the density
of the cluster and allows the servers to run cooler.
"The E2 cluster's design allows up to 50 nodes, or servers, to
be placed in a standard 42U rack, a density improvement over the
standard-size 1U (approximately 1.7 inch) nodes, Linux NetworX
spokesman Brad Rutledge said.
"Linux NetworX engineers broke with traditional horizontal
design when the Evolocity cluster came out in 2000 by placing the
nodes into the rack vertically. The vertical design naturally
allows more airflow and improved heat dissipation within each node,
the Sandy, Utah, company says. The E2 design remains vertical, but
doubles the density of the previous design, allowing five rows of
10 nodes in a standard 42U rack, Rutledge said..."