Monday, March 19, 2007

Can't... Breathe...

Must... Save... Data...

This is a very clever notion invented by Wagner Alarm and Security Systems. With data centers getting very hot and packed with more and more servers, some mechanism needs to be installed to prevent fires from breaking out. Solution: deprive them of oxygen.

At first, I thought this was some kind of vacuum system that sucked all the air out, but actually the system leaves most of the air in, it just pulls out the oxygen. And even then, it doesn't take it all out, just enough to stop wood and plastic cables from catching fire. That's around 15-16 percent oh-two. So clever, a human can even enter the environment without a mask. No price given, but bring your wallet.

And Corrupted Soul is right - I loved the picture.

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