Colocation in the US.

Mike Lyon mike.lyon at
Wed Jan 24 23:49:07 UTC 2007

I think if someone finds a workable non-conductive cooling fluid that
would probably be the best thing. I fear the first time someone is
working near their power outlets and water starts squirting, flooding
and electricuting everyone and everything.


On 1/24/07, Brandon Galbraith <brandon.galbraith at> wrote:
> On 1/24/07, Deepak Jain <deepak at> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Speaking as the operator of at least one datacenter that was originally
> > built to water cool mainframes... Water is not hard to deal with, but it
> > has its own discipline, especially when you are dealing with lots of it
> > (flow rates, algicide, etc). And there aren't lots of great manifolds to
> > allow customer (joe-end user) service-able connections (like how many
> > folks do you want screwing with DC power supplies/feeds without some
> > serious insurance)..
> >
> > Once some standardization comes to this, and valves are built to detect
> > leaks, etc... things will be good.
> >
> > DJ
> >
> In the long run, I think this is going to solve a lot of problems, as
> cooling the equipment with a water medium is more effective then trying to
> pull the heat off of everything with air. But standardization is going to
> take a bit.

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