[nycbug-talk] Hardware Recommendation
Jerry B. Altzman
jbaltz at omnipod.com
Wed Nov 17 11:41:51 EST 2004
I wrote, tongue firmly in my cheek:
>>> And, they're only 1u!
>>> Imagine a rack *full* of them!
Dave Steinberg wrote:
> The only trouble is the heat. From what I've heard (and I've never
> tried, but people on openbsd-misc have discussed it) since the laptops
> aren't really designed to run closed, they overheat badly, shortening
> their MTBF.
In all honesty, that's not the only problem. They don't have
"server-grade" components for the most part. They're not meant for 100%
duty cycle either.
(You could mitigate the heat issue by opening the laptop up all the way
[180 degrees] instead of leaving it closed, and putting it on a little
laptop stand gizmo will help vent the bottom.)
jerry b. altzman jbaltz at omnipod.com +1 646 230 8750
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