Posted By Rich Miller On September 22, 2008 @ 8:17 am In Microsoft | 17 Comments
While few data center managers would be brave enough to submit mission-critical apps to such conditions, the experiment builds on Intel’s work in suggesting that sevrers may be hardier than believed, making more room for optimizing cooling set points and other key environmental settings in the server room. Suffice it so say that Microsoft is also on the same page with Intel when it comes to increased use of Inside the tent, we had five HP DL585s running Sandra from November 2007 to June 2008 and we had ZERO failures or 100% uptime. In the meantime, there have been a few anecdotal incidents: air-side economizers , which have been incorporated into the design of data centers Microsoft has under construction in Chicago and Dublin.
- Water dripped from the tent onto the rack. The server continued to run without incident.
- A windstorm blew a section of the fence onto the rack. Again, the servers continued to run.
- An itinerant leaf was sucked onto the server fascia. The server still ran without incident.
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 floating data centers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/09/06/google-planning-offshore-data-barges/
 almost no air conditioning: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/09/18/intel-servers-do-fine-with-outside-air/
 servers under a tent: http://blogs.msdn.com/the_power_of_software/archive/2008/09/19/intense-computing-or-in-tents-computing.aspx
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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