David E. WeeklyFollow


To reduce machine-to-machine latency, data centers are increasingly specified to have a high machine density. Per current practices, rack spacing is designed such that any machine in any rack can be serviced by humans. This limits the size and performance of a machine cluster. This disclosure describes data center configurations of high machine density, formed by arranging racks in tight two-dimensional or three-dimensional arrays. Provision is made to enable the lateral movement of racks. Machines are serviced by moving one or more racks up, down, or to the side, such that a temporary aisle is created leading to the rack under repair. A human or autonomous operator can reach the rack under repair via the temporary aisle. Once repair is completed, the aisle is closed.

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