cooling systems

Brian D. Ropers-Huilman bropers at lsu.edu
Fri Apr 11 17:52:57 EDT 2003


On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> if you had enough space or a convenient lake you could also use a heat-pump.

One of the "old-timers" here tells a story of some old system, possibly a 
VAXen, that was water cooled. The water came from the deep nearby lake. There 
was apparantly an intricate screening system to prevent muck, plants, and the 
like from getting into the system.

Unfortunately, ... one day the temperature suddenly shot through the roof and 
the system crashed (there may have also been some form of physical damage). 
The cause, as you may already have guessed: a fish somehow made it into the 
system and was literally gumming up the pumps. :(

Possibly geek-urban legend, but the source is reliable.

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