The Iceotope Liquid Cooling System in Action


Iceotope has moved from the show floor to the lab. The UK company has developed a liquid cooling system that encapsulates servers in heat pipe modules containing 3M’s Novec fluid as its heat removal medium, and now has a system running in the lab at the University of Leeds. Read More

Minkels, STULZ Unveil New Cooling Systems


Several cooling vendors have announced new products this week. Minkels has updated its cold corridor for data center aisle containment, and STULZ has introduced the CyberCon product to provide cooling for containers. Read More

QTS: Free Blanking Panels for Everyone!


QTS (Quality Technology Services) has purchased more than 60,000 blanking panels that it will install at no charge for all of its customers. The installation follows a successful pilot program in the company’s Miami data center. Read More

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


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

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