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Re: DATACENTER: AC and colo sizing question.

On 11 Feb 2000, Sean Donelan wrote:

> On Fri, 11 February 2000, Ken Woods wrote:
> > Nevermind the fact that the day of 400W/sq ft is right around the corner.
> With people loading servers in racks, you almost need to think in
> terms of cubic feet.  Co-location spaces are growing vertically as
> well as horizontally.

People think I'm nuts when I say that somebody, soon, is going to hit 400.
However, when presented with the fact that the customer will PACK an 8
foot rack........it's seems a bit more plausable.
(still, if you step back and think about how much power that really is..)

> > (Anybody else figured out how to cool that load?)
> Send me a note if you do.

Oh, I have.
It's called child labor. You take a little kid, chain him beside the
rack, and tell him to blow really hard or you're going to beat him.

> > Building automation systems won't allow you do to this.............
> You're right, BMSes get very cranky dealing with the demands of
> mega-datacenters.  YOU WANT TO DO WHAT!?!

For what it's worth, ALC seems to be at least /willing/ to listen....
They think I'm nuts, but at least they'll listen.

Ken Woods
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