[Beowulf] Carpet glue and live clusters?

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Mon Aug 29 11:45:44 PDT 2005

Offhand, I'd consider this a bit too conservative.  I'm not sure I'd 
want to sniff the fumes, but I really doubt you're going to see a 
hardware problem due to the VOCs, and you're more likely to see a disk 
or power supply failure from power cycling them.


David Mathog wrote:
> The classroom next to my current machine room is going to be
> carpeted soon via the laying down of adhesive followed by the
> placement of carpet squares.  Unfortunately this classroom shares the
> same A/C as the machine room so the fumes will circulate through
> the computers located there.  And no place else, it's just these
> two rooms on that A/C unit.
> I'm thinking  when the day comes I'll shut down the computers
> and the A/C as well.  Then the only fumes that would reach
> the machine room would be those that diffused through the
> inactive ducts between the two rooms.  When that low level
> of fumes enters the computers they will find only cold
> surfaces, and so who-knows-what chemistry that might take
> place on surfaces with temps >60C will be avoided.
> Also with the A/C and computers off there's no risk of a spark.
> Am I being too conservative?  Seems to me like a case of better
> safe than sorry but I've heard one local opinion that there's
> nothing to worry about.
> Thanks,
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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