[Beowulf] Outdoor location?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Aug 23 08:52:40 PDT 2006

Eric McCaughrin wrote:
> In Northern Calif., we are blessed with natural,
> year-round air conditioning. Ambient temps very rarely
> go over 85F, or lower than 40F. With HVAC being a
> major (biggest?) cost, I am wondering if anyone
> considered an outdoor location?
> In my backyard, I have an unused 70A 240v line, and a
> large 30" high deck. Maybe this is a totally stupid
> idea, but what would be the feasibility of mounting
> nodes underneath the 2x6 planks of the deck? There
> must be some way to keep the nodes dry without
> compromising air circulation? And running the nodes
> continuously should build up enough heat to prevent
> dew from forming.

I would think one of the major issues with this would be de-bugging, and 
I mean that in the sense of removing physical (formerly living) critters 
from rapidly spinning parts.  Not to mention dust.  And humidity.

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