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Compute Cluster Room Divider

A room divider that looks like a compute cluster.
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Room dividers are often very stylish and fashionable. This one looks like a rack-mounted compute cluster. Integrated LED lights in the panels add to the charade.
swimswim, Feb 03 2014

Room Divider http://www.ikea.com...404_PE257072_S4.JPG
[swimswim, Feb 03 2014]

Let's go old-school http://www.ebay.com/bhp/ibm-as400
[Zeuxis, Feb 04 2014]

Compute Cluster http://www.hpc.msst...g/empire/empire.jpg
[swimswim, Feb 04 2014]

(???) Banks of tape drives http://image1.maste...CONTROL-ROOM-CO.jpg
[bs0u0155, Feb 05 2014]


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       Why can't it actually be a compute cluster? In the near future computers will be small enough to be integrated into clothing. That means they could be integrated into the cloth covering the average office-cubical divider. Already such a divider could be made of existing computer hardware....
Vernon, Feb 03 2014
  

       Presumably, because a computer of any reasonable practicality would be far more expensive than just the LEDs.   

       You probably could have a very small computer, like the Raspberry Pi, though. To drive the LEDs as a programmable display. That would be quite doable at relatively low expense.
Hive_Mind, Feb 03 2014
  

       Nice [zeuxis]. I was also thinking of something like <link>.
swimswim, Feb 04 2014
  

       /Presumably, because a computer of any reasonable practicality would be far more expensive than just the LEDs. /   

       But if you did incorporate actual computers, you could snuggle up to it in the winter.
erenjay, Feb 05 2014
  

       I wand reel-to-reel tape storage banks please <link>
bs0u0155, Feb 05 2014
  


 

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