VT XServe Pics

Discussion in 'Community' started by keysersoze, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    They are awesome pics.

    BTW, there's also discussion of them here.
     
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  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. Interesting that the fans at the top all apparently blow back into the room (if I'm "reading" the picture correctly). I would have thought that they'd duct the hot air elsewhere....
     
  5. keysersoze thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This picture: http://www.tcf.vt.edu/upgrade_gallery/full_size/IMG_2427.jpg

    has the caption "Putting the metal plates on the fronts of the racks to restrict airflow."

    Why would they want to restrict airflow? I thought airflow was a good thing?
     
  6. keysersoze thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh man, that thread was funny as all hell! I wonder if those people know the mockery that is being directed towards them! :)

    And I couldn't agree more with your comment: "Ah, finally a Mac that meets the Doom 3 specs...."

    :D
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's to ensure that the fans on top exhaust the air drawn through the Xserves, not just suck air in from beneath them. Still, I don't see why they just blow it back out into the room. Must've been their only option....
     

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