Lightning struck my brain the other day as I was (yet again) running out of power for my growing server farm. See this thread for the latest details on that.
But this thread is about something else: converting your laundry room into a server room! Benefits:
- MORE POWER - if you have a 220v electric dryer hookup, you can get an adapter to go from that to most 220v server PDUs. Instead of a normal 20amp circuit at 110v (~2000 watts) you’ll have access to 30amps at 220v (~6500 watts!!) Your laundry room probably ALSO has a normal 110v circuit for the washing machine, so you’ll have both 110v and 220v!
- ENCLOSED SPACE - use a portable air conditioner and hook the blower tube into your dryer vent tube to vent hot air to outside! Keep your server room at a nice temperature. This also keeps the noise to a minimum - you can’t hear all the server fan noise as easily behind a closed door!
- SPOUSE APPROVED - here’s how you sell it to your significant other: never do laundry again. A portion of your crypto mining efforts will now be used to pay someone else to do your laundry. They pick it up and drop it off a few hours later! Sell your washer and dryer on Craig’s list and use that money to buy more hard drives!