Video: Intel’s Air-Side Economization Test
Intel data center manager Don Atwood provides an overview of the company’s proof of concept research on air-side economizers (using outside air to cool the data center). He describes Intel’s New Mexico testbed for its 10-month proof-of-concept, which it found “no consistent increase in server failure rates as a result of the greater variation in temperature and humidity, and the decrease in air quality.” See our full story for additional details. This video runs about 5 minutes and 15 seconds.
Intel sees the future of datacenters, and it does not include airconditioning - Security and the NetPosted September 18th, 2008
[...] more details, see this video. Overall, over a 10 month period the failure rates of the servers without AC were about double that [...]
That is pretty startling, although I can’t imagine the dust being good long term plus the possibility of rust.