Flow Viz... Re: Fwd: Re: [Beowulf] Earthquakes and raised floors...

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Fri Jan 13 11:30:35 EST 2006


On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 09:56 -0800, Jim Lux wrote:

> 
> The traditional approach is using some form of smoke stream to visualize 
> the air flow. Historically, one would use a bit of TiCl4, which combines 
> with atmospheric moisture to create TiO2 as a very dense fine 
> particulate.  The problem is that it also makes HCl, which is corrosive.
There is a company which does CFD calculations of heat flows in computer
rooms.
This of course needs powerful computers to run, leading to more heat
load, leading to runaway positive feedback.

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