Kermee : Great set up !!! It's nice to have a clean datacenter setup... But I'm partial to the grass roots mobo on box cables all of the place set up.
Thank you. I'm planning on 'carving' out a contained room in the garage to house all the rigs after a bit and probably install gable vents to get outside airflow going... I don't think installing a 4 ton A/C unit would be the most effective. But once I'm able to get a room carved out, I can definitely get the rigs all 'properly' setup.
@Kermee: That's 56 GPUs?
There's twelve 4x5830 rigs and two 3x6970 rigs in this picture. So 54 GPU's. You're close! But you have the right # if all the rigs were 4x.
thats a plugNmine job
no wasted effort in making things pretty just get it up&running with some air blowing over it
Thank you. Yeah, first priority was just to get the miners up and running... No matter how 'ugly' it looks... But there is a bit of 'rhyme & reason' on how I did setup the rigs and PSU's.
I remember some alien-producing center in Crysis has similar structure
LOL! I've been found out where I stole the idea from!
Kermee : What are the specs on those rigs?
Stated above, they're mostly 4x5830 and 3x6970's. Not all of them are mine though. Several of the rigs I'm running for a friend of mine. Sans the cards, they are:
* MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard
* AMD Sempron 140 CPU
* Single-stick of 2GB DDR3
* El-Cheapo 8GB Flash Drive
* Ubuntu 11.04 Headless using this guide
with a few tweaks of my own (e.g. Watchdog for failed GPU or lockup).
Well the good news is when winter rolls around you can heat your house!
The amount of hardware is impressive... It's like nerd porn.
Tell me about it... I think with the garage door *CLOSED* it hits 140F ambient. I didn't test it long enough to see if it went over 140F... No worries about winter for sure!
Amen to that. The only way I could run my rigs without running it circuit overloads everywhere was to switch them over to 240v. I'm in an appartment, so my options are limited, but I was able to plugin to the 40AMP 240V outlet for my electric stove, and now all my power problems are over.
S. All my heating, stoves, water-heater, etc. are NG (including my clothes dryer) so I didn't have any existing 240V 3-pole breakers in my load center. But tapping into a 40A 240V breaker is genius for sure.
I only had to add 3 dedicated circuits in the basement for my setup. It does pay to be an amateur electrician, hiring one would have been expensive!
Aye. Electricians aren't cheap, but as long as you know what you're doing...
Once I get a room for the rigs carved out in the garage, I'm going to reroute and properly do the electrical in electrical PVC, etc. so it's all to code.