Posted By Rich Miller On September 19, 2007 @ 1:02 pm In Data Center Design | Comments Disabled
My biggest beef here is the 1U servers that seem to be growing to absurd depths. The worst offenders I’m dealing with at the moment are Dell’s 1950 and Apple’s latest version of the Xserve. Both arrive at 30? (76.2cm) or longer. I’m sure there are others that have reached these lengths too. They have roughly the same form factor as the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. 1U x ~18? x REEEEAAAAALLLLLLLYYYYY LOOOOOOONG. … When 1U servers started appearing they were rather compact, akin in form factor to your average Ethernet switch. 1U x ~18? x ~12?That’s one reason why we’re starting to see deeper racks and cabinets. “With deeper servers and larger volumes of cable, companies are continuously looking for ways to maximize space in their enclosures,” noted Pat Johnson, vice president, Rack and Cooling Solutions, APC-MGE, who noted that APC’s NetShelter SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure is 130mm deeper than the standard 1070mm (42-inch) enclosure.
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URLs in this post:
 19-inch rack: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19-inch_rack
 now departed: http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2003/12/19/sun_discontinuing_cobalt_linux_servers.html
 Server Specs blog: http://serverspecs.blogs.techtarget.com/2007/09/17/a-myth-busted-1u-servers-do-not-provide-greater-density/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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