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I have to do a student research project about "Server Placement in a Server Room". The paper should contain something like "place the racks about 3 meters away from any wall", "mind the maximum capacity load of the (false) floor" and other placement strategies.

I have been searching for a while, but I did not find any reliable reference I can use in my work.

Does anyone know some useful websites about server placement?

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As it's a school project don't you think you should be doing your own research? –  John Gardeniers Jan 24 '10 at 10:05
    
It's not really a project, it is a work which describes how to place servers in a data center/server room. We should do some research and write a summary of the information we found. It is called "seminar work", but I don't know if this term is common in the English language. –  Manuel Faux Jan 24 '10 at 11:47
    
False flooring... you will want to be looking up architecture documents and building safety regulations, As well as some maths stuff to work it out. –  p858snake Jan 24 '10 at 12:28
    
You might want to check out some vendors, Liebert for example, maybe even Dell. –  pboin May 16 '10 at 21:54
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Placement of racks (and, presumably, servers within the racks) seems like too much of a detail to make a whole project out of. If you're interested in a more complete look at Data Center Projects, one possible resource is the American Power Conversion site. As John said, you should do your own research, so you'll have to find the info on their site (it won't be hard to figure out the more common name for the company.)

(I didn't notice that they got bought out by Schneider... I wonder if they'll drop the full name and only use the acronym.)

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