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Real racks arn't designed around natural convection based cooling. Any such assumption is bad. You'd have air trapped inside the case and more heat from any units below, and it will all melt down causing all manner of pain, woe and damnation. Hell is probably designed like this. But I'm employing hyperbole here. They'll just overheat, shut down or throttle ...


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Basic physics: you will get the most cooling by putting the hottest units at the top and the coolest at the bottom (assuming cold air is entering at the bottom and hot air leaving at the top). Whether it's an open rack or a closed cabinet with top and bottom openings will make a difference in the extent to which the units will act collectively. I'm ...



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