[nycbug-talk] Hardware Recommendation

Jerry B. Altzman jbaltz
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.)

  > Regards,

jerry b. altzman        jbaltz at omnipod.com    +1 646 230 8750
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