[Beowulf] Re: Airflow

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Thu Jun 29 13:06:10 EDT 2006

On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:15:30PM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > http://krone.physik.unizh.ch/%7Estadel/zBox/
> > The chimney design is interesting.
> it's a very neat machine.  but it's not really that 
> much different from a traditional hot/cold aisle design.
> not to _ignore_ convection, but consider that the successor zbox2 uses 
> a more traditional "wall of compute" with cold air delivered low-front, 

Hm, and zBox2 is standard Sun rackmounts, rather than the home-grown
design of zBox1.  Perhaps the folks in their "Physics Mechanical
Workshop" just didn't feel like doing all that work again.  :)


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