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
With a denser infrastructure, there is a greater need to manage the cooling and hot air flow process. One of the key ways to accomplish this task is though some type of containment methods. Read More
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
In its latest guidelines on data center cooling, ASHRAE offers data on failure rates and more granular recommendations on how warm your servers should be. We talk with Don Beaty, ASHRAE’s publication chair, about the new guidelines. Read More
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
But there may be quite a bit of life left in these “vintage” data centers, according to John Collins, the Global Segment Director for Data Centers at Eaton Corporation. We recently conducted a Q&A with Collins, who will discuss the topic at Data Center World Fall 2012. Read More