Pleas ID this IBM system....

Sean Conner spc at
Tue May 21 13:04:45 CDT 2019

It was thus said that the Great Jay West via cctalk once stated:
> No modern datacenter that I have seen still uses a raised floor *OTHER
> THAN* about 3 inches for a ground plane. There is a reason for that... the
> old idea of forced cooling under the floor and mixing power & data cables
> there has been found to be a truly bad idea.

  I recall walking through the former IBM main site in Boca Raton [1] in the
late 90s with a few friends.  We were amazed to see labs with six-foot deep
pits---the tiles long gone and all cables removed.  It was quite the sight
to see.


[1]	Google street view:,-80.1059743,3a,75y,272.91h,88.2t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sLqyUfSPPBaTwXUGrMFebxQ!2e0!!7i13312!8i6656

	The building is rated for a class-5 hurricane.  It's quite

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