[Beowulf] Web Cameras, water sensors?

Per R M Lindström Per.Lindstrom at me.chalmers.se
Tue Jun 29 15:12:30 EDT 2004


I have replaced several Halon-systems with "Inergen". It is quite nice and
 it will normaly just require some smaller modifications on the existing
Halon system. Check up this site if you are interested:
http://www.inergen.com/

Best regards
Per Lindstrom

> We're moving equipment and people around and the
> beowulf rack will be going into a room that used to be
> a "computer room" (circa VAX).  It probably needs new
> wiring and new A/C - we just started on this so there
> are lots of unknows at the moment. The one thing that the
> room has which I want to keep is a master over-temperature
> switch on the electrical panel. Originally the room had halon
> extinguishers but those have long since been replaced by water.
>
> Do any of you know of a source for a "water sensor" that
> can be piggy backed onto an over-temperature master switch,
> so that if the sprinklers go off it will shut off the room
> power?
>
> My office will be pretty far away from this machine room.
> It would be convenient to place a camera in there
> so that I can at least see which lights are on.  This would
> also be convenient for checking the room from home following
> earthquakes, power failure, and other California'ish interruptions.
> Do any of you have experience doing this with one of the
> new Web cameras? I'm referring to those like the Veo Observer
> which have built in web servers.  Do these have enough resolution
> to show the disk and power lights all the way up a rack?
>
> Thanks,
>
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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