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2010-03-16 - 16:27:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Tech: Hardware | Strategy |

I've been getting concerned lately with heat. The temperature kind, that is. With the increase in the number of servers I run 24/7 I'm not only doing my bit for global warming but also for the heating of my server room which is, at present, the 'spare' bedroom. Not that it has had a bed in it for over 40 years, but it still gets called that!

So during the winter the fans have been cooling the machines and warming the room, which spills over into heating the house a bit. But last summer – with only two servers – it got pretty hot in there (no aircon or even fixed ventilation) and so now I'm thinking ahead to this year and the greater heat output of four servers.

The present option under consideration is moving them all to one end of the garage and building a 'server space' there. I could even fit a extractor fan too, though I have worries about security. I did consider utilising the loft space but that already gets exceedingly hot in summer because of all the sun on the roof above.

Anyone else solved this problem or have alternative suggestions?



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