April 4th, 2007
… i saw a small video on buiding a cluster. When placing the machines in the cabinet i noticed they inserted them close to the top. It is known the heat goes up, and a while ago i attended a conference where a mechanical engineer showed some heat graphs, thermal cabinet photos and presented some stats about top servers failure being higher then lower positioned ones. I emailed Engine Yard fellows and got 1 response in a question of minutes from Tom Morini, explaining the how’s and why’s of it. Some hours later, another response from Loren Hale. How many companies do this ? For me, its a good relation start. If you are on Rails, check on them.