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News Cooler Master builds 20-core PC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    That's some Massive Folding point for them!
     
  3. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Wow.. I had an idea to do something like this years ago, but never had anywhere near the sort of money required to do it. Tis very cool, that's for sure.
     
  4. p3n

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    Windows 7(taskbar looks like it?) doesnt have cluster support does it? :>
     
  5. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    How about using 5 VIA VB8001 motherboards (with Nano) together with 5 nVIDIA 9800GT or something like that? Would it be a viable way to build a folding farm?
    Maybe it'd consume even less power that this 5X core 2 quad setup, but I may be wrong... :blush:
     
  6. Guest-23315

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    Now that is cool...
     
  7. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Or even better 5 VIA with 5 HD4850s.

    It'd work out great except the heat output of the cards.
     
  8. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Here some pictures of the design (courtesy of tweakers.net):

    The system uses custom ATX power convert pcb's. a 12v power goes into the pcb and the pcb connects to the atx power connector of the motherboard.
    They also used very long sata cables (1m) routed from top to bottom and then over to the other side to feed the dvdrom drives and HD's. its a U shape sort of routing.
    The motherboards are cooled with air when the side lid is closed.
    The hardrives are 2.5"
    The watercooling is for the CPU's only a 1 >5 > 1 design


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    And a youtube video
     
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  9. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    does anyone know how the liquid cooling system is broken down? it appears that the they have it set up as, Radiator cools fluid, sends the cooled fluid to the two res and from the two res splits to all the cpu blocks, out of all the cpu blocks goes into a manifold which recombines back into one source and then gets pulled through the pump and back to the radiator.

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    One Res is split to the CPUs and then back from the CPU goes into the other res?
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    OMG, geek pr0n! :eeek:

    Ahem... the watercooling. I think that the reservoirs act as manifold collectors. It would be a very inefficient loop indeed in which the reservoir is not the last item before return to the pump. I would suspect that there is a manifold after the radiator that splits the stream.
     
  11. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    I have a Blue WaveMaster, and I have to say that I love that case. It is sexy. :D

    That system looks like it would be fun to put together. Maybe my next computer will be a cluster? hahaha
     
  12. yanglu

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    If only you could link the boards together to get them all running the same OS...
     
  13. Skill3d

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    tidy cabling...
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well there is four res so Im thinking that they act as the manifold so it would go Radiator to res, each output of the two res goes to each cpu then out of the cpu going back into the other two res and then to the pump and back to the rad, thats the only way I can think of doing it but remaing effective.
     
  15. Vigilante

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    If the boards they used had gigabit ethernet there would be (should be) absolutely no reason why this cannot be used as a cluster, then requiring only a single monitor, keyboard etc etc. Something similar to what the creator of <a href="http://helmer.sfe.se/">Helmer</a> did with 6xQ6600's a little while ago. It wouldn't really be usable as a normal computer, but then again, what would be with 20 cores spread over 5 motherboards?
     
  16. [USRF]Obiwan

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    The most logical thing to do is to feed the water to the cpu's after the radiator via a manifold. If you look at the video (see above) they actually use a manifold to distribute to all the cpu's. From the cpu's it goes back to the reservoirs and from there back to the pump.
     
  17. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    please put a time stamp of where you see this manifold, what Im seeing is 4 sets of res and two appear to be out to the cpus and two appear to be ins from the cpu and thats what I mean by manifold as the res splitting the sourcing going out and coming in. So if you could put a time stamp of where you see the manifold so that I can be corrected or understand what your talking about?
     
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