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-in-chief 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.