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 10/07/2003 07:37 AM
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Who sells 1U Opteron heatsinks in Europe, preferably the UK? My company is assessing the Opteron currently for use in our servers as they are getting due for replacement soon. We'd like a 64-bit solution to install once 64-bit FreeBSD becomes available.

So far all of the heatsink manufacturers have been silent about the issue, one replied and said that they had no 1U heatsinks for Opteron in Europe. The only company that I've found that sells them became very silent when they worked out that I wasn't going to buy processors, motherboards and 1U cases from them as well.

I find it a bit ridiculous to say the least that AMD will be offering a server processor without having related hardware available to purchase in order to complete the building of a server.

Any pointers to sellers of 1U heatsinks would be greatly appreciated.
 10/07/2003 08:14 AM
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Doesn't the unit come with a heatsink ?
Or have I been misinformed

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QUOTE (Torniojaws @ Oct 7 2003, 01:14 PM) Doesn't the unit come with a heatsink ?
Or have I been misinformed
It comes with a large heatsink.

a 1U case is 1.75" high. Clearly a 2.5" high heatsink will not fit in there!
 10/07/2003 09:19 AM
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i can check around for you...

check with FoxConn and see if they build them...there's also a few companies that will custom fabricate HSF solutions if you need them...

cheers,

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 10/07/2003 09:47 AM
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Cheers.

I know that 1U heatsinks are made - OCZ make them, for example. They just don't appear to offer them in Europe at all (I've asked them).

Maybe AMD could put a little more effort into getting heatsink manufacturers to make a better range of Opteron heatsink products and actually make them available for users to purchase.

Obviously I'd rather go Xeon and get ready made 1U coolers than get coolers made to order for Opteron.
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QUOTE (Hattig @ Oct 7 2003, 05:47 AM) Cheers.

I know that 1U heatsinks are made - OCZ make them, for example. They just don't appear to offer them in Europe at all (I've asked them).

Maybe AMD could put a little more effort into getting heatsink manufacturers to make a better range of Opteron heatsink products and actually make them available for users to purchase.

Obviously I'd rather go Xeon and get ready made 1U coolers than get coolers made to order for Opteron.
a lot of rack case manufacturers include heatsinks with their product. Chenbro, for example included 2 Xeon heatsinks with their evaluation unit they shipped to me...

FoxConn is probably your best bet for OEM 1U heatsinks...I'll do some asking around (as stated above) and see what I can find for you.

cheers,

dave

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go here: http://www.thermaltake.com/products/rackmountMenu.htm' ">http://www.thermaltake.com/products/rackmountMenu.htm

thermaltake has a least 3 solutions for Opterons...

cheers,

dave

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QUOTE (Dave Graham @ Oct 9 2003, 12:44 AM) go here: http://www.thermaltake.com/products/rackmountMenu.htm' ">http://www.thermaltake.com/products/rackmountMenu.htm

thermaltake has a least 3 solutions for Opterons...

cheers,

dave
Thanks!

Let's hope that Thermaltake respond to e-mails...
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I am not sure you should really blame this completely on AMD. Keep in mind there are many factors involved in developing a thermal solution for 1U. Orientation of mobo in chassis, airflow routing, orientation of sockets on mobo, orientation of fins to match airflow, location of powersupply, power dissipation of processors, power dissipation of installed components. The list goes on and on. It's not like you can just grab a heatsink off the shelf and pop it into a 1U case. The solution needs to be mated to entire design of the box. This is probably why the vendor got quiet. He has a designed solution that has probably been thermally tested. His heatsink solution may not work in your system because your layout is completely different.

I am guessing this is why AMD contracted with Celestica to provide a bare bones solution where vendors can customize it with their components, but the basic layout is already done to meet the thermals of the system. If you look at the server AMD is using for this forum, you will see they are using Celestica servers.



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