27 Nov 2010

Freezing cold server!

The winter has arrived early in Norway this year. Cold winds from Sibir have brought freezing temperatures all over the country. Its now approx -10C here in Oslo, and the temperatures are expected drop further next week. This is good news for my balcony server!

I use Munin to monitor the temperature sensors in the server. One of the CPU cores is showing a nice 6C. One of the disks records 5C. Hopefully the fans will start spinning again once the temperatures starts rising again in the spring...

Since I'm a little worried what will happen if the temperatures drops below 0C inside the disks, I started the folding client to generate some heat (it uses 100% CPU on all cores). The temperature immediately jumped ~5-10 degrees:

Now I'm ready for the winter!

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