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D-WAVE X2 Quantum computer - scratch build

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You who seen me before know that i´m soft for supercomputers and have begun to do alot of scratchbuilds.

 

When i saw a article about D-Wave X2 i fell in love, how cool is this.

 

Instantly i started to gather information about the X2 and planning it out in Sketchup to get a grasp of what size is needed for my replica.

 

d-wave-x2.jpg

 

To be aesthetically appealing, i have made some changes.

- Racks in front of the chamber not in my replica

- Rear panels are moved to the front side, where the racks were.

 

Hardware

Gigabyte GA-Z97N ITX motherboard

Intel G3258 CPU

2x4gb Corsair Vengeance memory

Cooler Master 120V cooler

Samsung 840 120GB EVO OS-drive

3x4TB drives

 

All panels cut, gluing them to a 2mm acrylic piece to make up the walls.

Wanted to keep the glue from oozing out in the spacing between all small pieces, worked good. Looks awful - right now :)

 

d-wave-x2-3.jpg

 

 

Side and front panel cut and glued

 

d-wave-x2-2.jpg

 

See ya in the next update!

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First mistake...

I cut out the D-Wave logo in a piece of flat black vinyl, and had a idea of mounting a LED behind the panel to light it up.

 

But.. got it on off-centre in both directions...

Back to the cutting machine again :)

 

The black paint is only for the spacing between all small panels, the panels themselves will be wrapped in vinyl to get a easy surface without painting and sanding.

 

Here is how it looks in front of my desk light.

Some light coming trough, will isolate the logo on the back some more.

 

d-wave-x2-6.jpg

 

And without a light behind it.

 

d-wave-x2-7.jpg

 

Not much of progress to show today, i have mostly put time into the bottom and designing all parts holding the motherboard and drives inside the case and thinking of a way to open the case to change parts and whatnot.

 

To be continued :)

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Not a fan of the design, but I see why you want to copy it.

...Good luck getting that quantum processor sponsorship. ;)

Not really 100% liking it either, but i want one :)

What, dont you think they want to let go of a 15 million cpu sponsorship.

Probably have to be enough with a silhouette cutout, like this one.

Not sure if i will use it.

d-wave-x2-5.jpg

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A smaller update today

 

Made the floor (left) and the back (right) and put a 140mm fan in the floor and a 120 in the back.

Probably do 2x120 in the roof too, not sure yet, or a single 140 there too.

 

Made a mistake with the IO-cutout, internal floor will be 30mm up from the bottom, forgot to add that to the back. Not visible later when painted and wrapped.

 

d-wave-x2-8.jpg

 

Front and side pieces glued.

 

d-wave-x2-9.jpg

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More updates

 

Made a simple drive bay to hold the three hdd´s.

Could be made better but didnt see why, it´s the outside of this puppy thats cool :)

 

d-wave-x2-10.jpg

 

And it is removable, for easy access to other parts.

 

d-wave-x2-11.jpg

 

Bottom fan and case feets mounted

 

d-wave-x2-13.jpg

 

 

Close up of the case feets

 

d-wave-x2-12.jpg

 

Now its time for some sanding and paint/wrap of the bottom part.

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Mounted and painted.

Found another motherboard, AMD E35M1 with passive cooling, worked good. Been running it under load for a day in the case just to be sure the cooling is enough.

 

d-wave-x2-14.jpg

 

Bought a SSD-DOM unit, 16GB is enough for my Linux system.

 

d-wave-x2-20.jpg

 

And a collection of some pictures on the desk.

 

 

d-wave-x2-15.jpg

d-wave-x2-16.jpg

d-wave-x2-17.jpg

d-wave-x2-18.jpg

d-wave-x2-19.jpg

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On 12/9/2016 at 7:49 PM, zisdead2 said:

Hello from D-Wave!!  We think your build is pretty great!

D-Wave lab.gif

Wow, i´m honored you took the time to reply here :)
Glad you liked it, i´m still using my mini D-Wave for routing and some NAS storage.

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