[Cialug] Slightly OT: Server Room Temperature
tony at tonybibbs.com
Mon Sep 17 12:15:43 CDT 2007
We actually monitor this closely here at work as this was a problem for us in the past until they installed a new cooling system. For a two month period the average temperature in the Hoover (State building) data center was around 67 degrees. Peak temperatures were generally in the 70's and peak lows were in the 50's.
----- Original Message ----
From: Nathan C. Smith <nathan.smith at ipmvs.com>
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group <cialug at cialug.org>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 10:10:14 AM
Subject: RE: [Cialug] Slightly OT: Server Room Temperature
> When the company came out for PM on the UPS last month, they
> told me that it is possible to keep a data center TOO cold.
> The UPS doesn't want to see temps below 60 degrees, or it
> gets harder on the batteries.
My HVAC people told me you can keep a room too cold as well.
Apparently it is possible to freeze your condenser coils (or something like
that) and cause the system to break.
They said they saw this sometimes in rooms set to 50 Degrees or colder. I'm
guessing you have to have a unit that
Can actually hit those lows - easily handling the load produced by the
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