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How cool is your server room?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Boycie, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Title says it all really! We had an air con *service* today and the engineer said "does it need to be 18 degrees in here?"

    :D
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    My server room is REAL cool! I put in some blacklights, and some shiny mirror balls, and a couple of strobes... piped in some cool music...

    ...oh wait... you mean temperature, don't you? :oops:

    Server room at my last gig was around 63F... about 17C.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Our air con thingy says its 16 degrees c.
     
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    I've worked in 2 - both were around 20/21 C
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Just to add the room where I work is 20c
     
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    15 degrees at present... 16 in the summer. Not good it your installing a new server... jacket and gloves type stuff
     
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    I have be known to switch the air con off when installing a server in various comms rooms, hee hee! :biggrin
     
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  8. Theprof

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    Us it's around 70F and that is at the thermometer. We have special ventilation setups around the servers for better cooling. It's pretty cool inside.
     
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    Depends what one you mean - mine or the one at work lol

    Mine runs at around 18 degrees - warmer in the summer but never too warm cos its below ground, which adds to the natural cooling in the summer, and means it never gets too cold in winter. Currently sat down here in my PJs, for instance, whilst its below freezing outside :)

    As for work, we've got two absolutely enormous air con units - only one is ever powered on at once, they fail over every weekend to ensure both work - one runs for a week, then the other takes over. Very complicated and, without an in-house hvac we need to outsource management of it to one of Daikin's subcontractors.

    Air Con blows (excuse the pun) - I get twice as many colds when i work in buildings with air con systems as those that work without them
     
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    are you kidding me? in this weather I can take the gloves off to go into a comms room that *warm* :)

    brrrrr
     
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    Mine's running at 18°C at the moment. Very nice to work in when outside is blowing snow and 10 below.
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    Then there was the time when Boyce went to do some work on the servers on a Friday afternoon.

    And, being a bit of a girl, he turned the air-con off.

    Then went home.

    On Monday morning, the noise from the server room could be heard from outside the building as the case fans ran at full blast and generated a pre-apocalyptic death rattle.

    The door handle was hot to the touch.

    So 18 sounds about right...
     
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  13. C4sper

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    comms room is avg 25.5 outside and 27.7 in the racks
    (stats from my £10 weather station :)
    and the downstairs servers are keps at constant 21 :)
     
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  14. juice142

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    Mine runs at 21 deg in the winter (toasty!) and 19 deg in the summer (coool!). The servers run fine and, more to the point, I'm comfy!
     
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    Server room kept at a comfy 20 degree all year round :D
     
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    We keep our room around 63-65 degrees F. We do have air vents directed at all the servers though, so the direct temp is a little cooler.
     
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    ours are typically 70-72 degrees F, but we work for the school system so budget is always an issue, we keep adding servers and we'll have to upgrade our cooling though.
     
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    the next question will be: how loud is your server room :)
     
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    Our server airconditioning all year round is kept running at 20 - 21 degrees. The noise is also exceptionally loud as you can bearly hear when talking to a colleague in the server room sounds more like shouting:)
     
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  20. BosonMichael
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    What??? I can't hear you...
     
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