Cooling

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

3M Demos New Immersion Cooling Technique

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3M has developed a data center cooling concept called “open bath immersion cooling,” which it says is simpler and less expensive to implement than other pumped liquid cooling techniques. The system is an example of passive two-phase cooling, which uses a boiling liquid to remove heat from a surface. We’ve got a video demo from Data Center World. Read More

Intel Embraces Submerging Servers in Oil

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Intel is optimizing its technology for servers immersed in oil, an approach that may soon see broader adoption in the high performance computing (HPC) sector. The chipmaker has just completed a year-long trial using technology from Green Revolution Cooling. Read More

Panduit Acquires Unite Technologies

Panduit Corp. said today that it has acquired Unite Technologies Ltd. to expand its capabilities for energy management and environmental monitoring solutions for the enterprise and data center. Read More

Facebook Revises its Data Center Cooling System

One of the huge chambers inside the "penthouse" cooling system used by Facebook in its new Oregon data center. Facebook has updated some elements of the system in its newest data centers. (Photo credit: Alan Brandt)

Facebook is updating its data center cooling system, swapping media in place of misters. The changes to the social network’s multi-room “penthouse” cooling were based on lessons learned during the first year of operating its data center in Prineville, Oregon. Read More

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