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bloudraak

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Rackmount Server Chassis for Talos II
« on: February 12, 2020, 09:53:48 am »
Hello,

I just purchased the Talos II board with 2xIBM POWER9 v2 CPU (8-Core) and 2U Heatsink Assemblies.  Looking for a rack mountable chassis. I had a look at https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/Talos_II/Hardware_Compatibility_List, are there any other Rackmount Server Chassis folks used for Talos II?

I have been looking at variants of the Superchassis CSE-825TQ, such as:

  • SuperChassis 825TQ-R740LPB
  • SuperChassis 825TQ-600LPB

Has anyone tried these before? What are the power supply would you recommend for 2xIBM POWER9 v2 CPU (8-Core), with 8 SAS drives and 256GB memory? I only have an 15A/120V power outlet available.

Thanks,
Werner

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Re: Rackmount Server Chassis for Talos II
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 11:01:32 am »
I should think any EATX rack case would work. For the 8-core, though, I'd wonder if the HSFs would do better than the plain heatsinks. If you're putting it into a cramped rack, these systems don't run particularly hot but heat could be an issue.

Fortunately, power is the least of your worries. 15A is plenty for that configuration.

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Re: Rackmount Server Chassis for Talos II
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 08:37:52 am »
My understanding is that the board and 2U heatsink will fit into a 2U chassis and if I had fans in the chassis to force airflow over the board and CPU, any excess heat will be disbursed and later be extracted by the rack fans.

While there is no aircon where the rack is located, the rack itself (NetShelter CX 24U) has extraction fans. The servers will also be 1U apart which should allow for more airflow and heat disbursement. 

That said, would it be better to invest in a 3U or 4U chassis? It does seem like waisted space, which could be used for a shelf (I have a ton of single board computers I need to fit in too).

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Re: Rackmount Server Chassis for Talos II
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 07:02:49 pm »
3U/4U seems kind of big, yes. If you have that much airflow then you might be okay.