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    SM 2U twin server

    Hi,

    is anybody running SuperMicro 2U Twin server 6026TT
    (4 hot-plugablle nodes in 2U - Nehalem CPU)?

    Would you be so kind to share your experience?

    Power consumption?
    What kind of harddrive configuration do you use?

    We are thinking of purchasing such system like platform for virtualization.

    It looks like 3x3,5" HDD is little bit limiting:
    2xHDD in RAID1
    2xHDD in RAID10
    3xHDD in RAID5

    SAS is possible with PCI-E

    iSCSI SAN is option of the future in our case

    Thank you for your comments.

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    You can calculate the power consumption with the exact configuration desired, at Silicon Mechanic's website (www.siliconmechanics.com)

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    What exactly is that Supermicro chassis? I looked up the model number on NewEgg and the images from the back side appear as though it's four individual servers sharing the same chassis, however from the top-down view, it looks like two high-end Dual processor Nehalem's with the signature 12xDIMM slots each. Is it two physical boxes, or four?

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  5. Quote Originally Posted by xenware View Post
    Hi,

    is anybody running SuperMicro 2U Twin server 6026TT
    (4 hot-plugablle nodes in 2U - Nehalem CPU)?

    Would you be so kind to share your experience?

    Power consumption?
    What kind of harddrive configuration do you use?

    We are thinking of purchasing such system like platform for virtualization.

    It looks like 3x3,5" HDD is little bit limiting:
    2xHDD in RAID1
    2xHDD in RAID10
    3xHDD in RAID5

    SAS is possible with PCI-E

    iSCSI SAN is option of the future in our case

    Thank you for your comments.
    assuming a power consumption of 1.5amp/120v per node which adds up to 6amp/120v for 4 nodes. just about none of data centers would allocate that much power unless they charge you way, way more than 2U spacing!

    considering that a typical 20amp/120v power feed (16amp usable per 80% rule) to 1/2 rack (20+U) can't even accommodate three of these 2U quad-node units. then you may be better off, more flexible, and cheaper to acquire traditional one-node-per-U servers.

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    I agree. They should be coming up with ultra-dense Atom systems rather than packing 4 CPU sockets per U. Even with traditional dual CPU 1U servers, you'll *still* run out of power before you get anywhere near using all the space.
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