[Ma-linux] Powering multiple ATX PCs using only one power supply
angelo at freeshell.org
Tue Jan 8 12:48:24 EST 2008
Jay Hart wrote:
> I'm looking into the feasability of building a "cluster" in one of those cases
> I mentioned on the list last week.
> Using mini-itx, I would have to install several small DC convertor boards to
> get power to the motherboards. Not a problem, they are small.
> But I'm thinking a cheaper way would be to try and reuse older ATX based
> technology. The cases don't have room for several large ATX based power
> So, is it possible to install one ATX power suplly, and split the power lead
> for motherboards into 2 or more terminals, to actually power several
> motherboards from one ATX supply?
Maybe. I looked at the power supplies, and this one seems to have
I don't know if that's dangerous or not. But it's more than just power
supplies that should stop you: what about storage/hard drives? What
about all the other cards you might need to put into the motherboards?
What about hooking up a monitor to install the OS on the machines?
I guess you can use flash drives, boards that have everything built into
them already, and pre-install and configure the OS.
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