Nathan C. Smith
smith at ipmvs.com
Tue Jun 14 09:13:32 CDT 2005
You would have to run fiber due to possible ground differences and
lightning. Found that out the hard way.
From: Dave J. Hala Jr. [mailto:dave at 58ghz.net]
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:05 AM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] Noise
Believe or not, I do actually have an underground fruit cellar outside. Its
about 15ft from the house... Hmmm... maybe I could run ethernet out there...
or just bridge a couple linksys 802.11g routers.... Hmmm... Hmmm....
On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 08:41, n.d wrote:
> quick thought. if you had one of them fancy dancy wine cellars that
> the humidity/temperature control do-dads, would that be good for storing
> just a thought.
> Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> >Mini-itx! Seriously, unless you are rendering or have serious
> >processor demands. They are even available as rack-mounts for a
> >little more $$$. Add a 3ware raid-controller for mirroring and they
> >are fairly capable machines.
> >To respond to your question, put the computers someplace where the
> >droning will no longer bother you or people you care about. If they
> >go in the laundry room put quiet power supplies in them to spare your
> >laundry-doer. If they are near the laundry, worry about dust and
> >maybe static.
> >Rack computers don't seem to place low noise as a priority, rather
> >airflow and cooling. They could very well end up being louder than
> >your existing machines, take that into consideration.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Dave J. Hala Jr. [mailto:dave at 58ghz.net]
> >Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:37 AM
> >To: Cialug
> >Subject: [Cialug] Noise
> >Suppose that you had a couple of rack mount servers in your home
> >office. What if you cut a hole in a closet door and screwed a rack
> >mount frame onto the door and then you modified a cold air return in
> >the closet to vent the hot air from the servers away. Would the
> >result be:
> >a) the noise and heat from servers would be considerably less
> >b) the noise would be about the same and the heat less
> >c) the noise would echo through the house via the cold air return
> >d) the wife would freak
> >e) some one asks why you just didn't put the servers in the basement
> >in the laundry room and ssh into them as needed.
> >f) You win the geek of year award
> >What else are people doing with their home offices? In my current
> >home office, I'm using a network of 3 pcs. The heat was a problem
> >until I added a second cold air return near the cieling. Now the room
> >temperature is consistent with the rest of the house.
> >I'm about to move into a new house and at that time I'd like to
> >switch over to using the servers and ditch the pc's, but the noise is
> >a huge issue. I'd also rather not have to remove/change or slow the
> >speed of any of the fans in the servers.
> >:) Dave
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