[rescue] Deciding how to place machines in a rack.

Dan Sikorski me at dansikorski.com
Fri Mar 7 11:53:37 CST 2008

Robert Darlington wrote:
> Racks with the fronts and backs off are ugly to most sane people.
> Racks with the doors closed are ovens.  The fans at the top assist in
> cooling by drawing air up through the bottom of the rack and out the
> top, but also up through the front and out the back of the machines
> (and again, out the top).

It all depends on the rack and what is in it, some look great with the 
front off, and some are better with things covered up.  This applies to 
both the datacenter and human anatomy definitions of rack, IMHO.

    -Dan Sikorski

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