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

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

A server tray using Asetek's Rack CDU Liquid Cooling system, which was announced this week. The piping system connects to a cooling distribution unit. (Source: Asetek)

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

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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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The Green Grid Backs Warmer Data Centers

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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

Ten Cooling Solutions to Support High-Density Servers

Serious Server Density: Packed racks of servers in an IT-PAC at the new Microsoft data center in Quincy, Washington (Photo: Microsoft Corp.)

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.
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How Google Cools Its Armada of Servers

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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

Halting Airflow Leaks in Data Centers with Aisle Containment

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

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