I’m a visual person, and its likely that some of you out in the blogging sphere are as well so I thought I would share. This is what my computer room cooling looks like in action. I’ve got the hpc3000 cooling units set up on either side and one above. Again it was a simple set up process and with the install my server room went from 150+ degrees to 64′ so there is no going back for me. The visual aide is simple but its to the point. Hope this helps for any of you who are hunting for IT equipment and feeling lost in the process. When I first got into the industry I heard a lot of people talking about drawing out specific plans for their cooling units. While this may be essential for lets say facebook or Apple server’s for all of us little guys its just important that you get your room cool and portable units are ideal since you can always move them around for better results.
We have all seen the news reports with the shocking and record breaking temperatures across the US. I know that even on the furthest western coast I am melting in my California shorts.
One thing that I am thankful I do not have to worry about this summer season is my data center, the good news is I now have the perfect computer room cooling set up going on so I don’t have to worry about it. I was reading a horror story just yesterday about a company expanding and when building their new offices the architect assured them that they only needed one main cooler for their entire office and server room. The smart owner happened to think to put a temperature gauge in with an alarm and at about 3 am he got an alert that the temp was rising above 100 degrees. Incase you wondered 68 degrees is the recommend maximum temperature in server rooms. This company called for all hands on deck and with portable data center air conditioner units they were able to cool things down.
A similare situation happened to me and I kept my portable unit in my server room as a permanent fixture. I went with AmeriCool for my units and the hpc3000 because though it is a single nozzle machine it is extremely effective and with only two in my room we keep the temperature at 64 degrees with no problem and absolutely no maintenance. So I offer the name AmeriCool as advice, and I offer this story as a warning. A server burn out is no fun. On that note happy summer!
Wow this is not necessarily shocking but a bit star wars come to real life
Interesting how many variations of this rumor there are floating around. This is my personal favorite takes on the story implying that there were alterations made to the previous mention that 2012 would be the apocalypse. I dont have an opinion either way and by no means am I going to post up my religious beliefs I just felt this was interesting and on a topic that is getting a lot of air time. One of my favorite pieces of info regarding this topic is that the mayan calendar doesn’t account for the leap year, which was invented by Julius Caesar. And then the rebuttal on this is that the Mayan Calendar doesn’t need the leap year because it tracks revolutions around the sun more accurately. See what I mean this is interesting stuff and we could go on forever with it. In an age of growing technology its impressive to me that we still put so much weight and emphasis on these claims of the past. I’m not saying they are worth ignoring by any means. I just dont understand the fascination with these facts.