[Beowulf] urgent: cost of fire suppression?
Gavin W. Burris
bug at wharton.upenn.edu
Thu Apr 21 05:02:35 PDT 2016
Simulation supplants lots of real-world material testing, not to mention the efficiencies eked out by CFD in various applications. So, an argument could be made that HPC is environmentally friendly. Although, work does expand to fill all (cpu)* time. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
On Wed 04/20/16 07:21PM EDT, Stu Midgley wrote:
> in stark contrast to the environmentally friendly-ness of super computers
> and clusters...
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 6:04 PM, Jonathan Aquilina <jaquilina at eagleeyet.net>
> > Halon is no longer used due to its harmful effects on the environment.
> > On 2016-04-19 19:32, Per Jessen 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?
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Gavin W. Burris
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