[CentOS] OT: hardware question

Tue Sep 16 20:48:12 UTC 2014
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

John R Pierce wrote:
> On 9/16/2014 1:39 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> No, I cannot "do the experiment". I've got to get these racked and up
>> and
>> running, for my users to use. They're not my toys....
> then call the vendor(s).   ask their advice...
> now...  if this is a rack mount Dell PowerEdge server, and a
> server-oriented RAID card, the airflow is NOT convective heat rising,
> its massive forced air from the front of the chassis to the rear.   so
> orientation and whatever is not very important, lots of air will be
> forced past the heatsinks.
Thanks. I was thinking that, except for the fact that it's a 1U, and so
the gap between the heat sink on the m/b and the bottom of the card is not
exactly large.