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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Data Centres ....

This should be something many of you have never seen before. Do you know what is this? This is a Data Centre that is still empty.



Still can't figure out what that is? This data centre is under going the air-conditioning testing. What you see are heating elements that simulate the heat that huge server will generate in the Data Center. Usually a hundreds or thousands of servers will be mounted on racks. The heat they generate is a lot! I stood behind them before.

The air-conditioning has to be strong enough to cool down the data centre. This is so that the machines can operate. In the test above, one heating element is put on top of the many aircon vents. The vents are on the raised platform. The cool air will be pumped from the bottom and all the hot air will rise, and be extracted out of the room.

The above is just one of the thousands of Data Center in Singapore or one of the millions of Data Centers in the world.

Yes, the blogger account that most Daily City Photo bloggers used are housed in a similar kind of data center.

6 comments:

Meg Nakagawa said...

Your photos are always very crisp but I really like this one. Do you work there? Is that how you got into the room? (I do like your food photos....)

~tanty~ said...

Nice shot! And thank you for the info!

Ham said...

Top tip for any cyclist who gets caught in the rain on the way to work - put your shoes and hang your clothes behind the exhaust fans of the busiest servers. Works a treat - should be dry by the time you ned to go home ;-)

Keropok Man said...

Hi Mag,
Thanks for your wonderful encouragement. No one works inside Data Centres :-) They are too cold for any humans to be inside. hehe...

Hi Tanty,
You're most welcome.

Hi Ham,
That's a good one. If only you could get get in the secure room and bypass the security cameras. I guess it will work really well though. I think 2 hours should be enough to dry clothes up. LOL...

Chris said...

Great shot, as it's an unusual view of blogger servers :-)

Keropok Man said...

Chris, the pictures are not servers. It's some equipment they use to test the aircon system. The servers as of today are not in yet. :-)