Ubuntu Orange Box Supercomputer In A Breadbox

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  1. PEB

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    Could be one of the coolest designs I have ever seen. Its to be used for cloud computing but likely an amazing rendering box. The thing is stacked with computing power up to 60 cores and 100 terabytes of SSD storage. 10 nodes each with 16 gigabytes of ram for a total of 160 gigabytes of memory.

    In the my computer is more powerful then your computer this thing is the big machine. I would love to see it packed with 10 GX 670m mobile GPUs running in the cluster. Imaging running like 20 virtual machines with gaming servers or streaming media servers.


    They are only running with 40 cores right now in this current version of Orange Box.
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    http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/ubuntu-orange-box-custom-micro-cluster-chassis-13-05-2014/
     
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    That's slick.
    ~$13k seems kinda pricey for what you get though.
     
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    I would be interested if they are using the Facebook open hardware design for it. It would be impossible I believe to squeeze 10 ITX boards and power into that box? That Facebook open source hardware design is impressive have you seen it yet? It uses only standard chips but the bus design is a completely new design. It really allows you to pack a ton of computing power in small footprint. The Facebook design is called open compute foundation.

    http://www.opencompute.org/

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    http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/ubuntu-orange-box-mobilizes-openstack-clouds-video.html

    EDIT: No its all custom design amazing check it out video at link no way to embed.
     
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    I know some of the people at work who do all the weird sciency futurist stuff have been looking at things like that. Haven't myself though.
     

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