Our top data center news for October 2018 includes updates from the Northern Virginia and Houston markets, and updates on the growing demand for hyperscale leasing. Additional top news included an update on the impending InfoMart rebrand, RagingWire’s hyperscale progress, and more.
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’s focus on intelligent infrastructure is gaining traction with customers, particularly those with high-density IT workloads. With a new financial partner, Aligned is expanding and looking for new growth opportunities.
A new HPC system from DownUnder GeoSolutions will immerse 40,000 servers in liquid coolant at Skybox Datacenters in Houston. The massive system is expected to deliver 250 petaflops of computing power.
Commissioning and construction positions are in high demand in the data center and colocation industries, as the need for new data center space grows at a rapid pace. That’s why Data Center Frontier is leading it’s October data center job spotlight with a Senior Commissioning Engineer position located in the Los Angeles market.
What’s the state of data center management software in the age of cloud computing? In our DCF Executive Roundtable, thought leaders from Digital Realty, Vertiv and BASELAYER provide their take.
Data Center Frontier, in partnership with Open Spectrum, brings our readers a series that provides an introductory guidebook to the ins and outs of the data center and colocation industry. Think power systems, cooling, solutions, data center contracts and more. The Data Center 101 Special Report series is directed to those new to the industry, or those of our readers who need to brush up on the basics.
The Data Center 101: Data Center Cooling report, brought to you in partnership with Open Spectrum, is part of the Data Center Frontier Data Center 101 Special Report series. The Data Center 101: Data Center Cooling report, part of a group of 14 reports that cover the ins and outs of the data center industry, explores some of the top data center cooling designs of today. Download the new report to learn about the different elements that make up today’s top data center cooling designs.
The new Frontera supercomputer at the University of Texas combines several approaches to liquid cooling, including GPUs immersed in dielectric liquid coolant fluid, and x86 servers using direct water cooling to the processor.
The Open Compute Project (OCP) is working to enable wider adoption of liquid cooling, citing demand from hyperscale computing providers, as well as new applications in edge computing.
June’s most-read stories on Data Center Frontier ranged from continued expansion in the Northern Virginia data center market to Microsoft’s new undersea servers in Scotland. Uber also announced plans for major data center expansion as the company is looking grow its data center network. Here are the top data center stories of June 2018.