I agree. This is a great chassis.
Post Feb. 2018 C2000 boards are great for this application, and super quiet.
If X11 then I would go for the X11SSH-TF (with 2x 10 GbE NIC's) or the X11SSH-* with 4x 1 GbE NIC's (assuming that more NIC's is useful for the switch functionality of this server...
Yes, absolutely. In fact, I was planning on doing this with ConnectX-3 dual 1 GbE (or 10 GbE) Ethernet and 40 Gb/s Infiniband HCA cards.
The way I had planned my cluster was the Ethernet would be used for connect all machines to each other and the WAN via the main switch, and the 40 Gbps IB...
I've discussed these chassis recently on this forum.
I just wanted to let those interested know that I received a message from U-NAS saying that the 800, etc, models are coming back into stock (and some are in stock already).
This is a great thread and I'm now convinced that if I were to buy an HP Z workstation, I'd get a refurbished Z400-series, as these seem to be compatible and mostly (?) use standard parts. Thank you all.
I have a 4x LOT (I want to sell all at once) of Supermicro SuperServer 6027TR-DTRF 2U twin-node CTO servers. They have no CPU, storage, or RAM, but they do have heatsinks. They have been professionally refurbished, and I bought them for about 420 GBP (600 USD) each in 2018. I am...