[Beowulf] Re: Airflow
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Jun 28 19:15:30 PDT 2006
> 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,
and the hot air return high-back. a confined space like this
is very attractive in managing airflow, since you don't need to
worry much about, for instance, counter-circulation over the tops
of the racks.
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