Identify the physical constraints for cluster design
Show simple examples of power ratings and calculations
Discuss heat generation and removal
Provide floor layouts for example clusters
An example is presented of a real-world design situation with space, power, and cooling for a medium-size cluster.
Any cluster has to have a home, a place to exist during its useful lifetime. Ensuring that the cluster design process takes physical constraints into account is an important detail. It would do no good to build a cluster that cannot function properly in its intended location. This chapter identifies the physical constraints placed ...