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Sysadmin bloodied by icicle that overheated airport data centre

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Well, actually …

We have a brand-spanking-new data center, and its floor is indeed designed to fill up like a bathtub so that, should the water cooling spring a leak, the waste water goes where it's supposed to, not to the floor below.

Said data center has so far been severely degraded by a backhoe cutting a fiber that was less redundant than it was believed to be, and put off the air, first by a failure of cooling water supply from a central heating/cooling plant, then by a failure of the incoming 1MVA electricity supply and no fewer than three back-ups. Lucky a) that this is academia, and b) that I'm not responsible for it.

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