[AG-TECH] AG single node hardware

Jason Bell j.bell at cqu.edu.au
Wed Oct 4 17:29:18 CDT 2006


I have a number of single node Access Grid configurations.



for more info.

Personally, depending on what you trying and achieve and the
functionally will determine the type of hardware required...  But, I
find that most desktop computers can handle most of the AG situations,
the only additional things you need to worry about, is possibly changing
the display card and adding capture card/s.

The time when you will need a lot of processing power, is when using the
high end codex, such as H264 and the likes.

That's my 2 cents worth anyway.

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Hillyer [mailto:A02PRH1 at wpo.cso.niu.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, 5 October 2006 3:56 AM
To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: [AG-TECH] AG single node hardware

Hello everyone,
I am looking at constructing a single computer Access Grid node.  I've
been to the http://www.accessgrid.org/hardware site and done numerous
web searches, but have not been able to locate current "build your own"
single board node information.   I was wondering if anyone has
experience with modern Supermicro boards(particularly the current dual
core Xeon systems).  I'm considering the X7DAE, X7DBE, or X7DB3 and
would like you to share good or bad experiences.  I'm also concerned
about the noise level if I go with a recommended Supermicro case for one
of these boards.  If not Supermicro, is there a dual processor Xeon 5100
series board that is "recommended?" Or should I avoid building from

Thanks to all in advance.

- Patrick

Patrick Hillyer
Network Engineer

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phillyer at niu.edu

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