June 13th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
Last week HP unveiled the EcoPOD, an updated version of its modular Performance Optimized Datacenter that expands its capacity with a “double-wide” design that joins two 40-foot containers. These photos from HP provide a closer look at the 900-square foot enclosure, which HP says can operate with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.05 to 1.30. The EcoPOD features a cooling system that can automatically adjust its operations based IT load and climate. Depending on environmental conditions and IT load, the cooling system automatically adjusts to use ambient air where possible, switching to direct expansion cooling mode when it is too warm to use outside air.
Here are several additional views of the EcoPOD. For more details, see our initial coverage of the HP EcoPOD announcement.