[Beowulf] MareNostrum - pray for cooling

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Wed Apr 13 14:03:03 EDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 08:37 -0700, David Mathog wrote:
> Today the Register ran an article on MareNostrum
> 
>   http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/13/barcelona_supercomputer/
> 

> Also, it lives in a chapel.  Really.
Hmmmm. Thinking about another thread on this list,
marble and stone have decent specific heat capacities.

http://sol.sci.uop.edu/~jfalward/specificandlatentheats/specificandlatentheats.html
Marble has 90% of the heat capacity of water.
So those medieval cathedral builders had it right - a lovely weight
bearing floor with almost the cooling property of water :-)
And as for the cooling towers thinly disguised as spires...

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