[Beowulf] Opteron cooling specifications?

David Kewley kewley at gps.caltech.edu
Fri Apr 28 17:13:58 EDT 2006


On Friday 28 April 2006 08:18, Bruce Allen wrote:
> You can also require
> that (example language) 'when system is fully loaded the CPU temperature
> must be at least 10 Celsuis below the CPU manufacturers maximum
> recommended operating temperature'.

That might work if the vendor is providing the entire room environment in 
addition to the computer hardware, but not if they're only supplying the 
computer hardware.  Temperature of the CPU depends directly on ambient 
temperature (which involves the HVAC units) and airflow patterns (which 
involves the room and rack designs).

David
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