ThermoCabinet: 2,500 Watts A Square Foot


Last week i/o Data Centers officially took the wraps off its ThermoCabinet offering for ultra high-density high computing. We got an advance look at the patent-pending design when we visited i/o’s Phoenix ONE data center in early June. The ThermoCabinet is sealed for complete isolation of hot and cold air, and can support computing power loads of up to 32 kilowatts per rack – the equivalent of 2,500 watts per square foot. Cool air movies directly from the raised floor into a chamber in the front of the cabinet, then moves through the servers and exits through a hot air chimney at the rear of the cabinet.

The photo above shows the prototype ThermoCabinet installation at Phoenix ONE. The design is also available at i/o Data Centers’ Scottsdale ONE data center.

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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. Nifty, is this completely air-cooled?

  2. John: Yes, the ThermoCabinet is completely air cooled.

  3. *yawn* Chatsworth has been doing this since *2006*. 30 KW/cabinet. IO may be good at marketing, but the hype does not excite me.