AAPEN Part. 8

Preparing the Enclosure Stripping the Antec 4U22ATX case.. What is the first thing to do when you receive your brand new rack mount case? Thats right, you drill it to shits! Sometimes the drill just wont ‘cut it’, time to bring out the heavier guns. Brand new rack mount case? Not anymore! The AAPEN Electrical … Read more…

AAPEN Part. 7

Hardware First the obligatory hardware shot! * 8x J&W Minix 785G AM3 Micro-ITX * 32GB DDR2 800MHz memory (4GB per. node) * 2x Corsair TX650 Power Supply Units * D-Link 24 port Gigabit switch * Various models of AMD processing units Preparations All nodes have been prepped and ready. Giving the nodes a full round … Read more…

AAPEN Part. 6

Og for de der ute som liker tall :new_woot: Seagate Momentus XT 320GB (JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363): single: Timing buffered disk reads: 284 MB in 3.01 seconds = 94.47 MB/sec raid 1: Timing buffered disk reads: 204 MB in 3.01 seconds = 67.88 MB/sec PQI S528 64GB (JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363): single: Timing buffered disk … Read more…

AAPEN Part. 5

Tid for en aldri saa liten oppdatering.. saa mye aa gjore disse dager, lite tid til noen ting A poorly lit rats nest! Most of the small wiring cleaned up Time for some poorly lit SATA cables! And even more cables.. General Purpose Storage The Western Digital 500GB 7.2k RPM drive with 16MB dram cache. … Read more…

AAPEN Part. 4

The New Mainboard Thanks to the great service at http://www.msy.com.au/ replacing the UD7 with the more ATX friendly UD5 was no problem. Nothing much included, but a few SATA and IDE/floppy cables. The 890FXA-UD5 in all its glory The Powerplant As power plant, the HX650 from Corsair has been selected. The contents of the box. … Read more…

AAPEN Part. 3

Denne gangen er det lagring og komponenter til primaernoden som staar for tur. The drive cage. Samsung TruDirect DVD writer. Quad 2.5″ SATA drive backplane. 2x PQI 64GB SandForce powered SSD’s, one 32GB A-RAM SSD, and one Seagate 320GB XT hybrid drive.. The PQI’s and A-RAM are all MLC’s, not to mention the PQI’s come … Read more…

AAPEN Part. 2

For enclosure, the Antec 4U22ATX has been chosen. This is a cheap yet solid rack mount case, with a reasonable price point, not to mention easily available without having to ship from the other coast. Unboxing the Antec 4U22ATX, the 4 Rack Unit (RU) rack mountable housing destined for the primary node. The Antec in … Read more…

AAPEN Part. 1

AAPEN er kort for Adaptive Array of Power Efficient Nodes, og er ett prosjekt jeg holder paa med paa Murdoch University, School of Information Technology, som befinner seg I Perth, paa vestkysten av Australia. I god tradisjon tro tenkte jeg det var passende aa poste build-loggen av prosjektet her. All hardware and electrical design of … Read more…