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.


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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.

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  1. That is pretty startling, although I can't imagine the dust being good long term plus the possibility of rust.