[Beowulf] small cluster cooling / beer fridges

Ellis Wilson xclski at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 25 06:09:21 PDT 2008

Very neat link.

This is just a thought, but with the advent (or recent popularity) of 
"green buildings", could one use the same technique to keep large stores 
of computers cool?  That is, could one run a series of pipes deep 
(100-500ft) into the ground, maybe fill them with antifreeze or 
something more fun that won't freeze and circulate it to cool a room? 
It seems to me that if this would work all costs would be quickly 
amortized and would save money versus A/C in the long run.

I guess this question is directed at physicists on the list since I 
don't fully appreciate/understand all the nuances of heat transfer.


Greg Matthews wrote:
> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> On Thu, 18 Sep 2008, Mark Kosmowski wrote:
>>>> Questions (same RGB asked):
>>>> What environmental conditions should such an office have?
>>>> 1.5ton A/C?
>>>> 4kW  capable wiring?
>>>> Beer keg refrigerator?
>>>> How many air vent and drip holes on the walls, ceiling and windows?
> I'm really amazed no-one has mentioned project e.u.n.u.c.h.
> http://totl.net/Eunuch/index.html
> which was briefly famous a few years ago.
>> No, just use the smaller fridge as a beer cooler, as God and nature
>> intended.
>>     rgb


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