an over-the-top data center

Johnny Eriksson bygg at
Tue Dec 2 21:50:17 UTC 2008

> Marshall wrote:
> >This is of course off-off-topic, but I would suspect the room  
> >temperature ultrasonic
> >misters, not dry ice or wood smoke.
> >
> >Regards
> >Marshall
> Concur.
> As anyone who works with air conditioning knows, ultrasonic are
> the low maintenance option for your humidifier units anyways.
> A lot of your datacenters have those 8-)
> There are also doors between the plants and NOC and the server
> rooms ...
> Having them external to the AC and pumping visible fog out into
> the room instead of invisible into the air feeds is unusual, but 
> if the resulting humidity (in the NOC, not the server rooms)
> is normal it's no big deal.  You can have the floor covered in
> an inch of water and the air be perfectly safe humidity for
> systems (just don't drop a live power cable in the water...).
> I wouldn't do this personally, but if done right it should be safe.

This discussion about plants, waterfalls and humidity is getting more
and more off-tropic...

> -george william herbert
> gherbert at


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