[AG-TECH] System options

John Langkals langkals at pacific.mps.ohio-state.edu
Tue Jan 31 16:56:00 CST 2006

Hello Jeremy,

If you have not already, I would suggest doing a portable AG node search on
the AG website. You will find archived AG Tech emails outlining the portable
single node AG adventure.  I am finding, it's a challenge to spec out a
single node. Finding and massaging the appropriate video and capture driver
support and finding a board with the required slot configuration is a
challenge. As I move forward with the design I am working on, I will keep
you in the loop and provide design information.  A first suggestion is to
plan as much time as you can to develop the requirements and to build out
your node.

Thank you,


John Langkals
Systems Manager
M2021 Physics Research Building
191 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614.292.6957 Office
614.327.3732 Cell
614.292.7557 FAX

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Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 5:16 PM
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Subject: [AG-TECH] System options

I have been tasked to build a new portable AG node for another University.
I want to do it right this time and rackmount everthing that I can in a 12U
rack with wheels. I've done some initial searching for 3U and 4U machines
from Dell and Monarch and they consider 3U or 4U a "server" and ramp up the
price considerably. Also, the motherboards in these machines maybe have 2
PCI slots. For future expansion we need at last 4 capture cards. Would a 4
port capture card work with Linux?

Are there any other sites with racked AG nodes? From whom did you buy your
computer from?

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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