A Closer Look at the Network.com T-SCIF

How does Switch Communications cool high-density server installations of up to 1,500 watts per square foot using just air cooling? The key is a heat containment system known as Thermal Separate Compartment in Facility (TSCIF). In this video, we take a closer look at the T-SCIF design and Switch CEO Rob Roy gives a tour of the hot aisle of a T-SCIF housing Sun Microsystems’ Network.com utility computing platform. This video runs about 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.