Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

jwsmobile jws at jwsss.com
Wed Nov 26 02:05:29 CST 2014

On 11/25/2014 6:58 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
> Well, many machines by many makers didn't actually NEED a "machine 
> room".  On the other hand,
> the power dissipation and fan noise of the KL10B was QUITE considerable! 
A company I consulted for bought a technology for full automation and 
remote management of data centers, which was developed in Japan.

they wanted to reduce power, and took a pretty radical approach. The 
system we got had full weather sensing for rain, heat, humidity wind, 
etc., and would actually shut down machine room AC as possible and open 
the room to outdoor circulation.  Also integrated access control and 
intrusion alarms.

They also had a very nice remote serial console package and a lot of 
patents, and that was why the precursor company we had bought the rights 
in the US.  I think the environmental stuff was split off to another 
company, but we had the remote console control.  We could see the serial 
from any server, and do some resets, etc., to control any server.

But they saved quite a lot by studying where to put these centers where 
they could use a lot less power.

The product is still available if anyone is interested, and is handy to 
use for my systems.

oh, unfortunately it won't be free, sorry.


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