building a machine room

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Thu Aug 30 08:25:42 CDT 2007

Richard wrote:
> OK, I know some of you have done this -- Henk with his brick PDP machine
> room in the Netherlands, at least!
> Looking more closely into the power and other environmental
> requirements for my Onyx2 and other rack SGI systems, it seems prudent
> that I shouldn't attempt having these systems up and running without
> the appropriate environment.
> Fortunately the electrical isn't too bad -- 220 VAC, single phase.
> Its more the cooling and ducting part that has me wondering.  At the
> moment, I'm not concerned with creating a building.  I'm wondering
> more about what would it take to build a "machine room" inside an
> existing structure.  Naturally, we're talking about building this on a
> "collector" budget and not what you would do if money were no object.

Not a bad idea.

> Assume you have something like a warehouse with a concrete floor but
> no warehouse-wide cooling situation.  Is it feasible to build a small
> climate controlled room inside this larger structure?  Where do you
> get the necessary A/C equipment for such a thing?

I've gotten that sort of stuff on ebay.  Just keep an eye on the 
"Liebert" searches.

Peace...  Sridhar

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