PC World : Wall Mounted Renderfarm

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Wall-Mounted-Renderfarm

Kevin Hall, Dvice:

The ultimate PC case mod: 6 powerful PCs in one glorious case

The first thing I did when I saw this setup was look at my own wall and see where I could fit one, too. Then I grabbed a napkin to clean up all the drool.

Up above is exactly what you’d see if you walked into the lobby of designer Fredrik Perman’s office in North Carolina: six powerful computers, all consolidated into one wall-mounted case. Perman, along with his buddy Michael Stabile, took advantage of a move to a new office to spruce up the company’s render farm used to churn through conceptual designs. We don’t really care what it’s used for though — it looks damn pretty. The acrylic case doesn’t have a top and sides to add some ventilation, and a battery of six, upward-blowing LED-lit fans keep everything cool. That monitor allows access to the render farm from the lobby (though there are several other terminals on the other side of the wall, all linked to the unit by a KVM switch). There’s also a speaker up topfor sweet lobby tunes.

PC World: “We have PCs packed into pianos, barbecue grills, gas pumps, and whisky bottles–and that doesn’t even scratch the surface. Check out these 20 wild, working pieces of PC art. When North Carolina modder and industrial designer Fredrik Perman was tapped to do some design work for the office of Pacific Design & Manufacturing, he figured, what better way to do a remodel than to pack six Intel dual-core processors into a glass case and place it on a wall? This monster works as a render farm hub that also controls the file and phone server in the adjoining room. For effect, Perman added ten 12-inch blue cathode light strips, six LED fans, and a wall-mounted 15-inch LCD screen.”

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