N servers, 0 air conditioners... you do the math

published Jul 12, 2007, last modified Jun 26, 2013

What happens when you turn off the air conditioning on a heavily loaded server room?

From: ----- -----------
To: IT Department
Re: A/C constantly running.

To whom it may concern,

I came in today (Monday) to finish up a project I was working 
on before our big meeting with the State ----- Commission tomorrow, 
and I noticed that there were three or four large air conditioners 
running the entire time I was here. Since it's a three day weekend, 
no one is around, why do we need to have the A/C running 24/7?

The rest of the story will make the (hilarious) consequences of the rethorical question clear .