[Beowulf] Thermals question

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Wed Apr 23 13:11:01 EDT 2008


Gerry Creager wrote:
> We're building up a new high thruput cluster.  Anticipate delivery with
> nice shiney new racks.  We're anticipating a hot-aisle/cold-aisle
> concept.  We also hope to go toward chilled-water cool-doors eventually,
> and as we expand the installation.  The racks we're getting are
> fully-enclosed.
> 
> So:  The question is, do we leave side panels on, or remove them.  The
> consideration is, cooling and airflow.
> 
> Does anyone A) have real experience you can share, and B) some hard
> thermal numbers supporting any suppositions?
> 
> Thanks, Gerry

This link has a lot of good information and might answer your question:

http://www.mediarecovery.com/hot_topics/cooling_problems.php

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Prentice
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