Video Tour: Intel’s High-Density Data Center

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Intel has provided some really interesting video tours of its data centers. Last year we highlighted a tour of a former silicon chip fabrication facility that Intel converted into a high-density data center. Today we present a video tour of a two-story “greenfield” (new construction) data center featuring a highly efficient design. Intel data center manager Neal Smith walks us through some the facility, which houses 220 racks of gear and is managed remotely, with only a security guard on site. The equipment area features a fully-contained hot aisle and cabinets of blade servers with power densities of 13kW to 16kW per cabinet. This video runs about 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

About the Author

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. Blazej

    Is it 16KW per rack limit now for Intel? Is it possible to build 220 racks 25KW or more data center nowaday? Or cooling technology is not suitable?