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Home Cluster

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February 14, 2013 12:26:45 PM

I have 12 mid-range Pent. II desktop computers. I'd like to turn them into some sort of web and file server cluster. How should I proceed with this?

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February 14, 2013 1:17:23 PM

I'm not real keen on the idea only because of the lack of effeciency in 12+yr old CPU design. A quick guesstimation puts almost 2kW/h draw out of those 12 units. I'd much rather see that built from 12 Raspberry Pi's. In my guesstimations here, the $420 worth of Pi's (12 @ $35 each run at about 6W each) would pay for themselves rapidly if compared with the power usage of the PII's.
Just my take on the idea