Cooling

Bitcoin Mining Arms Race Boosting Interest in Liquid Cooling

These racks are filled with high-density servers immersed in cooling fluid. The installation in Hong Kong was created by Applied Control using 3M's Novec fluid. (Photo: Applied Control)

There’s a computing arms race going on in the world of bitcoin mining. Interest in the digital crypto-currency is driving the development of specialized hardware using FPGAs and ASIC chips, which are selling out almost as fast as they can be built. This is also prompting the creation of high-density data center designs, which in turn is boosting interest in liquid cooling solutions Read More

Video: A Closer Look at Audit Buddy

At the recent Data Center World Fall 2013 conference in Orlando, we had a chance to visit with Indra Purkayastha, CEO and Founder of Purkay Labs, who provided a video overview of their environmental monitoring tool called Audit Buddy. Read More

Chilldyne Debuts New Liquid Cooling Technology

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This year’s SC13 conference marked the public debut for Chilldyne, a startup out of Carlsbad, Calif. that addresses one of the most common concerns about liquid cooling – the potential for equipment to be damaged by fluid leaks. Read More

Swimming Storage: Helium Hard Drives Use Immersion Cooling

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On Monday, HGST announced a new Helium-filled hard drive, which boosts storage capacity by reducing drag. Because they’re hermetically sealed, the drives are ideal for immersion cooling. At Cloud Expo, HGST showed off an immersion cooling implementation of its Ultrastar He6 drive. Read More

Verizon Tries Out Alternative Cooling Methods

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Verizon Terremark is experimenting with a novel way to push hot and cold air around data center racks called virtual containment. Verizon’s Ben Stewart discussed the concept this week at the Data Center Efficiency Summit in Palo Alto, Calif. Read More

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