Cooling the SuperNAP: A Look at WDMD
August 11th, 2008 By: Rich Miller
The cooling for the huge SuperNAP data center in Las Vegas is provided by unique custom cooling units designed by the facility’s operator, Switch Communications. Known as WDMD (short for Wattage Density Modular Design), these are located outside the building, a different approach than the computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units. In this video, Switch CEO Rob Roy provides a closer look at the WDMD, which has four coils to provide difference cooling options in different weather conditions, and explains how they will be used at the SuperNAP. This video runs about four minutes.