VAX wanted in Bristol, UK

From: Carlos Murillo <>
Date: Mon Dec 9 22:53:01 2002

At 01:30 PM 12/9/02 -0800, you wrote:
>On Erebus, they use pressurized drive canisters for external SCSI drives.
>At Pole, they don't do anything special. Drives die all the time. To
>add insult to injury, massively dry air holds a lot less heat than the
>air you and I are breathing right now - computers and hard disks frequently
>die from overheating at the South Pole - the air is thinner and drier
>and can't conduct as much heat away from CPUs and drives.

Quite frankly, to have a system die of heat exhaustion _there_ seems
ludicrous. As long as the assembly can withstand a steep temperature
gradient, there's lots of cooling available, with temperature low
enough to compensate for the decrease in specific heat many times,


Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez
Received on Mon Dec 09 2002 - 22:53:01 GMT

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