Computer Organization I --WS 10/11
- Oct. 7: meeting of particpants, lecturer and tutors.
presentation/creation of hardware project
- Oct. 14: forming of project groups. Repairing/improving older
- Oct. 21: Discussion of the hardware to order (budget,
technical specifications, ..). Start of the ordering process
- Oct. 28: Deconstruction/Reconstruction of available
computers in the cabinet. Replacing computer parts.
- Jan. 27: Presentation of group reports
Nehalem Server (dual
board / quad board) : [bbb EUR]:
low-energy PC with
Atom/Ion or similar processor (Linux compatibility!) [yyy EUR]:
- Radeon-PC with High end
Radion GPU and core i7-970 [yyy EUR]:]:
Take care that the GPU fan frequency can be controlled by Ubuntu Linux.
The PC have to be place in a an office, i.e. use low noise components. (configurations)
Investigate 3 different configurations
(A) PC with single socket board for (8-core) Nehalem with high end Radion GPU (noise !?) and zz GB
(B) PC or (1U rack mount system) dual socket board for (8-core) Nehalem + Radion GPU (noise !?)
(C) 1U or 3U rack mount system with quadruple socket board for (8-core) Nehalem +GPUs.
3.000 EUR: from the faculty
+ xxxx EUR Inst.
main board wrt. processor socket
main board wrt. memory-DIMMs (number of pins, number of
main board wrt. PCI-slots, USB, extension cards etc.
socket wrt. processor
processor wrt. cooler
on-board graphics vs. graphics cards (DVI !)
hard disc (IDE, SATA, SATA2) vs. main board
power consumption vs. power supply, fan, air conditioning
of the computer into the university network:
Jan. 25, 2010