Reclaiming Wasted Cooling Capacity
June 5th, 2009 By: Kevin Normandeau
In this white paper, OpenGate Data Systems shows how reclaiming wasted cooling capacity – which results from hot air leakage and cool air bypass – is possible with an intelligently managed cooling distribution system.
Deployment of high density equipment into data center infrastructure is now a common occurrence, yet many data centers are not adequately equipped to handle the additional cooling requirements resulting from these deployments. This is resulting in undesirable conditions such as recirculation or mixing of hot and cool air, poorly controlled humidity and costly wasted cooling capacity.
This paper defines cooling oversupply, provides examples for quantifying cool air bypass and hot air recirculation, and assigns principles to evaluate high-density rack performance and cooling efficiency benefits which are gained from Unity CoolingTM – the raising of supply air temperature and supplying only the cooling required by the IT load. Click here to download this whitepaper on reclaiming wasted cooling.