[CentOS] Motherboard and chipset compatibility

Mon Aug 12 18:49:17 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Glenn Eychaner wrote:
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Now, about what you're looking to build - you say that you want 1U, and
>> mention rackspace: in my experience, rackmounts are a *lot* larger than
>> a pizza box, so I'm a little confused at the requirements you're building
>> for.
> The rack is already full; I only get that 1U of space by removing a spare
> part to another location, and unfortunately, I have a depth limit due to
> the power distribution module on the rack rear. These computers are
> replacing tower PCs that sit on the floor under a desk in a rather hostile
> environment, so I'd like to move them to either the desktop or the
> adjacent rack, but have limited space in either location (1U of short-depth
> rack or about room for a miniITX box on the desk).

Ok, here's a suggestion: just get the miniITX, and use a desktop with a
dual display - you could ssh in (what I have here). The other option...
have you considered using a KVM to eliminate some of the clutter on the
rack? Or use two of the monitors on the rack for this?