Originally Posted by guzzi
I just gotsta know, how long to compile the kernel?
What kind of heat does this beauty create? And, how much noise?
My mouth is watering.
Compiling the kernel takes about 3 minutes from start to finish but it's not that much faster then a quad xeon. I am sure compiling doesn't take advantage of all the cpu's.
For a 32 way server, there is 8 servers connected together with smp cables. Each server has 4 CPU's with 4 passive huge heatsinks 8 fans and they blow pretty fast. All of them together is pretty loud but it blends in with the rest of the servers. Alot of heat comes out of the power supplies but the A/C in the room cools it down pretty nice, if you stand right behind the server you feel the heat, but if you take a step back, your cold once again.
I have met alot of network admins who say they know linux but then they book up redhat. I am not saying Redhat isn't hard but it makes stuff alot easier. I can basically do anything I need to with command line.
Here are a few pics I took with my phone while I was setting up the last server (I have 8 of these togther to make the 32 way, each one has 4 - 3.3 Ghz Xeon MP's and 16 GB's of ram). 1 is of the heatsink, 1 is of 4 CPU's installed and 1 heatsink installed, 1 is of the post screen and 1 is of all empty cpu sockets.