muno at aem.umn.edu
Wed Jan 15 10:07:11 EST 2003
Liebert has an interesting solution for high density rack cooling. They
call it RackCooler.
They are designed to remove 8kW per rack on the exit side, before it enters
the room allowing the central system the ability to maintain the general
room temperature and eliminate some of the heat in the "hot aisle".
On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 06:19:42PM -0500, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Michael Stein wrote:
> > > High density clusters also carry a fire risk of their very own. One can
> > > easily achieve node densities that consume 2 or 3 thousand watts in a
> > > rack (and with effort, can maybe double that).
> > I've seen a dual 2.4 GHz Xeon Intel 1U machine measured at 250 W (multiple
> > "burn*" running). A rack full of these (42 U) really is 10KW.
> Has anyone actually filled a rack with nodes this hot and burned this
> much power, per node, sustained? Kind of scary, if you have;-)
> A joule is dropping a one kilogram hammer on your finger from 10 cm.
> So 10KW is a one-metric-ton jackhammer, pounding up and down one meter
> once a second, sustained. With all the cooling fans running, it
> probably sounds like one as well...:-)
> Robert G. Brown http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
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