Nuclear power for POPs

Tim Gibson tim at
Fri Aug 8 20:58:57 UTC 1997

Cooling is not a problem, we have a guy that designed the cooling for the 
Candu reactors. Al came up with a cooling unit for a portable high power 
laser system for us awhile ago. He's got it down to convection driven 
liquid nitrogen with a delta T of over 140 degrees in the size of a pop 
can. If you can spare 18" in a regular telco rack in the POP , you could 
put 4 - 8 such units in.

Tim Gibson
Skyscape Communications

On Fri, 8 Aug 1997, Chris A. Icide wrote:

> We could probably fit one based on the old disimilar metal designs, but we
> would be limited to non raised floor surfaces as the lead cabinets and lead
> curtains would probably exceed the raised floor capacity limits.  We'd also have
> to supply some method of heat removal, since I doubt the heat radiation panels
> would fit in any conventional data center space.  This means we would have
> to have some kind of active cooling system (of course requiring a uninteruptable
> power system to make sure it's available 100%).  In the mean time we could 
> document the effects of radiation upon network vendor hardware
> equipment.  Remember the old "internet could survive a nuclear conflict"?
> Maybe we ought to combine it with that missile silo someone noted a few
> months ago.
> Chris

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