[Beowulf] Re: Raise floors / R. Brown

Ed Karns edkarns at firewirestuff.com
Sun Jan 8 13:40:51 PST 2006

Yes, raised flooring is very obsolete ... and for those of us who  
like building systems from cast off equipment like those extra tall  
22" equipment racks, cable raceways and raised flooring equipment is  
better than a trip to the flea market.

Consider that the raised floor concept was primarily designed for and  
is useful in ducting cool air into the blade racks and passing all  
the power cabling and distribution around, neatly and out of the way.  
(Power & cold air below, data and exhaust air above)

The fellow in Canada building a Beowulf from "found" parts should  
search his immediate environs for any server farms in a "modernizing"  
mode. In many cases these g'ment and commercial IT departments will  
pay you to haul the stuff away ... check it out.

Ed Karns

On Jan 6, 2006, at 11:49 AM, beowulf-request at beowulf.org wrote:

> Summary:
>   Raised floors are obsolete and should pretty much never again be  
> used.
>   Period.

... R. Brown

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