[nycbug-talk] cooling a cluster...
Fri Jan 21 09:04:38 EST 2005
On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:29:34PM -0500, Isaac Levy wrote:
>On Jan 20, 2005, at 3:41 PM, George Georgalis wrote:
>>A new office is in the final stages and there is an architect for
>>layout and wall construction etc; but someone to do the AC plan is
>>needed. It would seem to me, the cluster exhaust could be utilized for
>>office heat in the winter, but how exactly is that done? There will be
>>a maximum of about 30 computers in a small space, in the center of the
>>building. Presently, the plan is to install an 8 ton unit for the
>>office vs 5 ton AC unit for a no computer office... Can anyone provide
>>referrals for the AC designing work? The office is near Hartford CT.
>I'm totally not sure about your situation here, but I'll throw this bit
>I grew up around my father's small HVAC business in Kansas City, and
>one thing I can DEFINATELY say, don't guess with the tonnage- simply
>upping the tonnage is NOT A GUARANTEE you'll be able to control the
>climate, get a professional to take a look at the situation.
Yes. I knew there was more to it but wasn't sure what.
...imagine running an 8 ton AC for a rack in the winter? we're looking
at a unit specially (and only for) the rack. I like the idea of
partitioning the front and the back of the units but that may require
more work than is appropriate here.
George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org
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