From: John P . Looney (jplooney at domain compapp.dcu.ie)
Date: Tue 20 Apr 1999 - 17:28:05 IST
On Mon, Apr 19, 1999 at 12:04:05AM +0100, Dave Airlie mentioned:
> Does anyone here run any server machines (constantly battered) in
> slightly warm environments, no air-conditioning, bad smelling rooms ...
Used to. The old redbrick server was kept locked in a wooden box. In case
it bit people or something. I think three disks were lost to that...
> Skynet has just suffered its most major catastrophic failure to date, the
> main 9GB SCSI drive fell to pieces and is getting very hot, we have a
> baycooler system (two fans) which used to do the job but not anymore ...
You need heat extraction, not heat-moving-around. An air conditioner or
fan that can get hot air outside the building. If that can't be done,
you'll have to live with periodic hardware failures.
Could be worse. I know a certain Bray company whose server room is so hot,
their Sun 690MXP catches fire regularly (it is ten years old I suppose).
-- 'As my grandmother used to say, as she worked away on her spinning wheel, "Those who do not remember history, are doomed to repeat it, especially if they change the addressing modes, or wordsize of their architechture"' - Peter Van Der Linden
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