[Beowulf] bring back 2012?

Stu Midgley sdm900 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 06:46:09 PDT 2016

It only takes a few minutes to clean up (we use a cheap wet-vacuum and then
> filter the fluid back into the tank).
> But that doesn't that still leave a slippery film on the floor?

No, not really.  That's what the sugar soap is for.

> Not quite, but almost.  We have gone through several "move every node to
> another tank" processes... and it wasn't that bad.  We also upgraded every
> node with more phi's, which meant taking them out of the tanks, stuffing
> around and putting them back in.
> How did you keep the oil from dripping on the floor during this? Did you
> put some kind of absorption pads on the floor between the tanks? What does
> 'stuffing around' mean? Does that mean wrapping them in 'stuffing' or is
> that Australian for something else?

You have a drip tray with absorbent pads in it... that you hold under the
node while you move it.  You move it to the new location (using the crane)
and put it down on the frame to hold nodes above the tank.. work on it
(above the tank) and then lift it into the tank.

"stuffing around" means working on the node above the tank, pulling the
PCIe cages out, putting modified phi's in and reassembling the node.

Its an Australianism...

> To be fair, 1 drop of fluid does appear to cover the entire floor, but we
> use normal absorbent wipes and pads and have them on the way out of the
> room.  We also wash the floor every couple of weeks with sugar-soap.  Its
> no big deal.
> Where I work now is extremely safety conscious. That would not go over
> well.
It is no different to the old static mats and dust removal pads that
computer rooms use to have... it isn't an issue at all.  It certainly isn't
a safety issue.

Dr Stuart Midgley
sdm900 at sdm900.com
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