On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 08:01:02PM -0600, BHurwitz@twt.com wrote: > Hello, > > We have a 20 CPU cluster which has AMD Athlon 2000+ MP processors. The > cluster is relatively new and almost every week we loose one or two nodes > due to the processors failing. I think the issue may be heat related, so > we tried separating the nodes, increasing the airflow with a fan, and > dropping the temp in the server room. None of these attempts have helped. > We have also tried to replace the fans. Has anyone ever had a similar > problem? How did you resolve it? Are pentium III more stable? > > Thank you in advance! > Bonnie - Check that CPU fan are making good contact with CPU. Use heatsink compound, if you have to. - I think your culprit may be power supply. Good case and power supply cannot be over-emphasized. I recommend Antec or Enlight. - Intel runs a lot cooler. P3 is more stable, but don't have the crunching power of AMD 2000+. If you have the money, go for quad-Xeon. -- William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Linux solution for data management and processing.