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4 CPU's in one Case
My club UHACC lugs around a lot of gear to events.
We set it up for others to use, game, tinker, and whatnot.
But after you take apart all your stuff, haul it to a venue, set it up, tear
it down, and lug it all home, you start to think about better ways to do it.
My thought was 'what if I could make a unit that will roll under a table and power 4 stations?' Anything that consolidates in this scenario is a good thing.
Oh, and while designing it I decided that it would be cool if I could also boot the entire unit up as one 4-node cluster server as well.
I built the cabinet such that all of the platforms may be installed/removed from the rear without disturbing any of the remaining ones, yet they use the available space without wasting much. Airflow was factored in, each CPU cooler pointing at the opposing mobo's empty PCI slots (hopefully creating a vortex, we'll see), also with each PSU ejecting upward. 2 fans will also be placed front and rear (pushing/pulling, respectively).
Main power connector needs to be wired in. Microswitches and LED's need to be installed (power, reset, HDD blinky) I still need to install the plexi windows in the front panel and top. The lid needs to be fabricated as well.