A new study highlights how granular control of fans on air handlers can significantly lower cooling costs. A joint study from Digital Realty Trust (DLR), Vigilent Corporation, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) resulted in a 66 percent decrease of cooling energy usage in a California data center. Read More
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will soon begin cooling its servers with hot water. The DoD said this week that it will convert one of its data centers to use a liquid cooling system from Asetek, a move could clear the way for broader use of liquid cooling in high-density server deployments at the DoD. Read More
Facebook is making some changes in a phase of its fresh air cooling system that manages humidity and heat removal. The Facebook’s data center team provided a walk through the company’s two data centers in North Carolina to illustrate the differences between the old and new systems. Read More
Facebook has been able to cool its servers through the North Carolina summer using only fresh air, and no mechanical refrigeration, the company said today. The key to the cooling breakthrough was allowing servers to run at 85 degrees F. Read More
Appro introduced the new Appro Xtreme-Cool Supercomputer, which features an energy-efficient design using warm water liquid-cooling heat exchangers and no chillers. Read More
The modern data center is built around efficiencies. Whether its power, cooling, or space – the administrator must utilize the resources with the utmost care. More organizations are demanding the increase of density within their server infrastructure. This results in greater demands for cooling and space. Although the space is many time available, the cooling capacity may not be.
In a white paper released this week, The Green Grid makes the case that servers are indeed tougher than widely believed, and counsels data center operators to consider raising temperatures and humidity just a little more to save on cooling. Read More
As the need for high-density servers continues to grow, administrators are going to be tasked with creating a more cooling-ready data center design. . The guidelines in this white paper will help you maintain efficient business processes and support a scaleable cooling architecture that can be implemented to address high density cooling applications.
One of Google’s best-kept secrets has been the details of its cooling system, which allows Google to pack tens of thousands of servers into racks. Google’s Joe Kava discusses the design of its cooling system, where all the magic is focused on the hot aisle. Read More
More organizations are relying on their IT infrastructure to accomplish more. This has created a need for larger data center environments which are capable of handling both current and future demands. IT administrators are tasked with migrating to, and managing these environments. The challenge now isn’t only planning for growth; a lot is now being spent on keeping the current environment running efficiently. Read More
Additional Cooling Articles
- How Much Containment Is Enough?
- 3M Demos New Immersion Cooling Technique
- ASHRAE: Warmer Data Centers Good for Some, Not All
- Intel Embraces Submerging Servers in Oil
- Q&A: John Collins on Rehabilitating ‘Vintage’ Data Centers
- Panduit Acquires Unite Technologies
- Facebook Revises its Data Center Cooling System
- Hot Water Cooling? Three Projects Making it Work
- Vigilent Stays Watchful on Data Center Cooling
- Study: Server Failures Don’t Rise Along With the Heat
- How Much Containment Is Enough?
- Cold Aisle Containment System Performance Simulation
- Microsoft ‘Data Plants’ to Combine Servers & Power
- Google Embraces Thermal Storage in Taiwan
- Too Hot for Humans, But Google Servers Keep Humming