[Beowulf] Cooling vs HW replacement

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Tue Jan 18 22:41:45 PST 2005

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 01:33:22AM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:

> Use a SAN/NAS (nfs) and keep the disks in a separate room than the CPUs.
> Disk drives generate a lot of heat, and compared to on board components
> don't really need cooling, circulated air should largely cover them.

This is an oxymoron.  If disks generate a lot of heat, then that heat
needs to be removed.  If you have a small room stuffed with hundreds
of those disks, all that heat has to go somewhere...

Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>

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