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glass house

The large datacenter, which typically contains one or more mainframes and is often constructed with windows to the inside. Glass houses may contain raised floors for underground wiring and are generally very well air conditioned.


The Big Glass House
Mainframes have typically resided in the "glass house" due to stringent air conditioning requirements. Although newer machines dissipate less heat than older models, many units in one room still require substantial cooling. (Image courtesy of IBM.)







The Little Glass House
Microprocessor-based computers are widely used as network servers. They are often housed in data cabinets with glass doors such as this one from AMCO Engineering. (Image courtesy of AMCO Engineering Company.)

glass house

1. British term for greenhouse.
2. A residence having exterior walls which are almost completely glass; an outstanding example is Philip Johnson’s glass house in Connecticut.
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A fresh breeze was blowing, and for a time I was alone in the moist obscurity--yet not alone, for I was dimly conscious of the presence of the pilot, and of what I took to be the captain, in the glass house above my head.
Come with me, friend John, and you shall help me deck the room with my garlic, which is all the war from Haarlem, where my friend Vanderpool raise herb in his glass houses all the year.
I am one of the sort that lives by throwing stones at other people's glass houses, but I never mean to put up one for them to stone.
With buggies whizzing back and for transporting the excited antiques enthusiasts from the Gate House up to the Glass House, the weekend was set to be a busy one.
Leisure entrepreneur Mark Nigrelli originally pledged to plough PS250,000 into the Glass House, set in historic Milburn House on Dean Street which will open on Saturday.
e Chronicle gained VIP access to luxury champagne bar e Glass House ahead of its ocial opening to the public on Saturday, to see how the development has taken shape.
For the past several months, Nakaya's newest work, Veil, has swathed the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.
But after The Voice I had a new, weird level of fame and I had to sell it as I couldn't be famous and live in a glass house.
Families visiting the Glass House Mountains National Park will have access to improved rock-climbing facilities and increased walking, cycling, horse riding and canoeing networks under a new project to enhance the region.
The highlight of the complex build is the glass house for Bombay Sapphire gin's 10 botanicals.
All I can say to him is that he is living in a glass house.
The only part of Stanley Park that the money has been spent on is the Glass House and the railings.