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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.
The Sprint Style Villa on Ocean Drive Village, produced by Ocean Drive magazine and Miami Marketing Group, is an interactive experience inside a two-story, crystalline glass house built right on South Beach for Super Bowl XLI.
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Later this month the Glass House will open in the building after a 3,000sq ft space was transformed into a bar serving champagne, wine and cocktails with tapas and canapes also on the menu.
Glass House will open next year in Milburn House on Dean Street in Newcastle city centre.
Selldorf Architects also created the interior architecture for Philip Johnson's Urban Glass House.
Ignacio and Zoe live in a literally glass house of Modernist design on an otherwise uninhabited hillside, and everywhere they go - restaurants, hotels, her yoga class, artist Gonzalo's studio/bachelor pad - is as elegant as it can possibly be.
Interior Bailey house (Pierre Konig), and Johnson glass house, 2003, hung in the enclosed second half of the gallery as a surprise finale to the exhibition, ignore both correct proportions and actual colors, emphasizing the reflective surfaces, transparent materials, and dramatic vistas of the original architecture.
They have just released two new ranges of underwear and have hired the Glass House Gallery on Earl Street in the city centre to showcase them.
Glass House has seen its turnover quadrupled in the past few months since opening for business in Swansea.