Re: Computer Room Design
From: Jim Watt (jimwatt_at_aol.no_way)
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 09:55:07 +0100
On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 01:39:01 GMT, "Colin B."
>Jim Watt <email@example.com_way> wrote:
>> Although one may get opinions and even good advice on some
>> topics, this is the wrong medium for designing a computer room
>> and although one may give advice on windows xp for free a
>> project for a good computer room is billable.
>That's just silly.
>This is an EXCELLENT medium for getting some advice (but not all!)
>for designing a computer room. There are people here who have done
>it, others who are suffering from a bad design who might have some
>valuable input. Security is an essential feature of a computer room,
>and so this newsgroup is a valid place to bring it up. I don't expect
>that the original poster was expecting to get all of his questions
>answered here, but it's certainly an excellent place to start, and
>maybe get a different perspective.
>You seem to be hung up on the idea of "pay me to do it for you."
>Maybe the original poster is looking for the tools he needs to
>arm himself against "professionals" who don't actually have the
>skills and/or knowledge to do such a design.
>As an aside, I'm very suspicious of a company who (a) tells me
>that the days of the mainframe/mid-sized computer are over, and
>(b) has a broken website.
Thats an opinion, and its not mine, which is that designing an
appropriate computer room is not something that can be done on
on a newsgroup, any more than the advice by Monty Python that
learning to play the flute is simply blowing down one end and
wiggling your fingers.
If you have found any broken links on my website, feel free to mail
me about it and they will be updated. We don't control the external
links and sometimes they change. I see there is around 20mb of
data there so some is undoubtedly wrong.
In terms of our local market, mainframe computers never figured
and medium sixed systems, like the AS/400 and some HP systems
came and have now almost vanished. Our machine shown with
five racks of DASD and another rack of processor and tape drives
had less disk capacity and memory than my current PC and the tapes
stored a around what a zip drive does.
It took 5kw of electricity to run with corresponding air conditioning
and power backup. I do not miss its passing.
I see you refrain from making specific comments about the orginal
topic apart from referencing a book by Sun which undoubtedly refers
to American building codes and practices which are not appropropriate
to a UK local authority.
The only good advice is to pay someone competent to do the job.
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