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Re: rack power question

  • From: Valdis . Kletnieks
  • Date: Sat Mar 22 22:47:44 2008

On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 22:02:49 EDT, Patrick Giagnocavo said:

> Obviously we want to be able to fill a rack, and in order to do so, we 
> need to provide enough power to each rack.
> Right now we are in spreadsheet mode evaluating different scenarios.
> Are there cases where more than 6000W per rack would be needed?
> (We are not worried about cooling due to the special circumstances of 
> the space.)

Ooh. Please share.  You're the first case I've seen in a *long* time where
getting the BTU's *out* of the rack wasn't more of a challenge than getting
the watts *into* the rack.  Once you're talking about "datacenter" sized
spaces, those BTU's add up, and there's plenty of current spaces where the
limit isn't the power feed into the building, it's the room on the roof for
the chillers....

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