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Re: Fanless x86 Server Recommendations

  • From: Michael . Dillon
  • Date: Wed Jul 05 09:08:33 2006

>...but the fanless chips are 
> not always as fanless as you might like.  I've seen a number of them 
> back well fried.

Fanless doesn't just mean "no fans to break down".
It also means "well-ventilated installation required".

Maybe you can find a datacenter with so many hot
bladeservers that they can't fill their racks. Then
you could ask them to give you 8U cheap at the bottom
of a rack and mount your servers vertically for
maximal airflow. ;-)

--Michael Dillon

P.S. on the other hand, if there is enough demand for
fanless server installations, maybe some datacenters
will begin to offer vertically vented space at the
bottom of their racks...