Data center rack density is trending higher, prompted by growing adoption of powerful hardware to support artificial intelligence applications. Some industry observers see a growing opportunity for specialists in high-density hosting.
Insights: Data Center Cooling
Cooling is one of the primary purposes of data centers. Data center cooling has been the focus of extraordinary progress, as innovations and the application of best practices have brought dramatic gains in energy efficiency. Chief among these improvements has been the use of free cooling, most notably air-side economization. Other techniques gaining traction include water-side economization, direct and indirect evaporative cooling.
At Data Center Frontier, we're also tracking innovations in liquid cooling to handle high-density workloads in high performance computing (HPC) and supercomputing. These include the use of warm water cooling, immersion cooling, phase change cooling technologies. Liquid cooling has been adopted at the row, rack and chip in different implementations.
Aligned Energy has received a strategic investment from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), which will provide “significant” additional capital to support the company’s growth, including expansion into new markets.
Our Executive Roundtable looks at the latest trends in rack power densities,and what they mean for data center cooling and facility design.
Data Center Frontier has partnered with Pkaza Critical Facilities Recruiting as the source for our new Data Center Jobs Boards. We talk with Peter Kazella, Founder & President of Pkaza, to get his take on careers in the data center market.
Data center cooling trends are shifting. For the majority of traditional data centers the environmental operating conditions have been long been based on ASHRAE recommendations defined in the “Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments.” This Data Center Frontier special report examine the underlying relationship of temperature, humidity and energy usage, as well as the operational risk considerations of the expanded environmental ranges on both the facility and the IT equipment. Download the special report from Data Center Frontier, courtesy of Compass Data Centers, to lean more about how data center cooling ranges and standards are evolving.
New technologies in the data center are boosting adoption of high-density cooling for data centers. Here’s a guide to Data Center Frontier’s coverage of high-density cooling.
LiquidCool Solutions immerses server components inside a sealed chassis filled with dielectric fluid. The company is targeting the market for high-density cooling, where the growth of AI and HPC is boosting interest in liquid-cooled solutions.
Today, there are three basic methods of complete containment. Want to find out which model is best for your airflow management needs? Check out this paper!
This white paper examines and compares three data center containment systems and demonstrates that there are important differences to consider that distinguish one system over the others. It will help you to determine the best containment option for your data center requirements and your business goals. To learn more download this white paper.
This white paper examines how implementing a complete rack containment system contributes to overall reduced cooling system energy costs in the data center and prepares your site for an anticipated increase in rack density. Download now to learn more.