[Beowulf] urgent: cost of fire suppression?

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Apr 19 10:55:13 PDT 2016

On 19/04/2016, 18:32, "Beowulf on behalf of Per Jessen" <beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of per at computer.org> wrote:

>William Johnson wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I can't speak to the cost in dollars, but you my want to define your
>> goal in fire suppression.
>> Whether you are trying to just save the building or also have hopes
>> for data recovery might determine the type of system you employ, be it
>> plain water sprinklers or some kind of chemical foam.
>I thought halon gas was the usual choice for datacentres, has that gone
>out of fashion?

There are definitely alternatives these days.  I've seen interesting demos of these nitrogen/water mist types.  Very effective, and they leave enough oxygen in the room that there's very little risk to people in the room when they go off.


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