Re: low-MHz server
On Feb 3, 2008, at 8:53 PM, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
I was also wondering, re RF/EMF shielding, if a rack-mount server in a
half-height rack with front and back doors may be a good way to go.
With the doors closed, there's a lot fewer openings large enough for
EMF to get out.
I haven't been following this thread closely, so maybe this has
already been brought up, but have you considered putting the machine
in another room and placing only the monitor, keyboard, and mouse at
your wife's workstation? You can get one room over with typical KVM
extension cables, and if you need to put it farther away you can get
devices that can transmit KVM signals over CAT5 cable. EM field
strength drops off with the square of the distance, so you shouldn't
have to get it very far away to make a big difference. The lack of
audible noise will be a nice bonus, and might contribute a placebo
I once took this approach to dealing with a high-end CAD workstation
that was just plain too noisy for an office environment. The user was
located against a wall shared with a warehouse space, so we drilled a
1" hole in the wall and used extension cables. Sometimes the simple
solutions are the best.