Power and Cooling

Study: Granular Fan Control Lowers Cooling Energy Costs

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

Schneider, ETAP Team to Simulate Power Changes

Schneider Electric and analytical engineering firm ETAP announced a new advanced electrical power analysis and simulation solution module for data centers, which provides data center operators with added power system intelligence. Read More

U.S. Defense Department to Cool Servers With Hot Water

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

The Evolution of Facebook’s Data Center Cooling

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

Reclaim Wasted Cooling Capacity

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.
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Diesel: The Lifeblood of the Recovery Effort

The importance of diesel backup generators in the post-Sandy economy is hard to overstate. In the wake of the storm, diesel is the lifeblood of the New York-area data center industry and much of lower Manhattan, where generators are currently providing virtually all the area’s electricity. Read More

Ocean Energy: Eaton To Help Develop Utility-Scale Underwater Power For Navy

There have been a number of data center projects hoping to tap power from tidal energy or surface waves, but none have advanced very far. Now a leading player in data center power is participating in a  promising project to make ocean power a reality. Eaton announced the development of an underwater, utility-scale energy generation system for the U.S. Navy. Read More

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