As AI brings more powerful chips into the data center, our DCF Executive Roundtable weighs in on the present and future of rack density, and how it may influence data center equipment and design.
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.
Get the new white paper, by Chatsworth Products (CPI) and Innovative Research Inc. (IRI), that provides an overview of the key steps for optimizing the cooling performance of air-cooled data centers. This includes employing a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling software tool for analysis and exercising airflow management best practices that will help data center managers understand the what and how of optimizing airflow and, consequently, cooling performance.
Kris Holla, Group Vice President, Channel Sales for Nortek Air Solutions, explains how waste heat utilization or heat recycling can work to further data centers quest for energy efficiency and change the industry’s reputation as high energy consumers. However, not all data center cooling technology is suitable for waste heat recovery.
DCF Podcast Host Rich Miller talks with cooling expert Kevin Facinelli, President, Data Center Cooling at Nortek Air Solutions about the challenges of keeping servers cool as data centers get larger and taller. Also: Will vacant office space house servers in the post-COVID economy?
Data center cooling specialist GRC (Green Revolution Cooling) has raised $7 million in a Series B funding from private investors, which will allow the company to accelerate the development of its immersion cooling technology.
Data Aire’s Eric Jensen explores the growing relationship and connections between the prefab modular data center and thermal control.
The data center supply chain has held up well thus far during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our data center Executive Roundtable discusses the long-term implications of the pandemic for the supply chain and deployment timetables for capacity.
There are two major challenges facing the data industry today. A new report from Nortek describes these hurdles are finite water and power resources. A new white paper explores a new data center cooling method called the StatePoint Liquid Cooling (SPLC)4 system from Nortek Solutions, and highlights a case study in Singapore.
The major challenges facing the data center industry today are finite water and power resources. This is especially true for large scale operations and particularly the ongoing trend toward hyperscale facilities. Get the new report that explores a new data center cooling method called the StatePoint Liquid Cooling (SPLC)4 system from Nortek Solutions. This report explores a usage case study in Singapore.
Nautilus Data Technologies has lined up $100 million in funding to complete a 6-megawatt floating data center in Stockton, Calif. , which it says will be cheaper and more efficient than traditional land-based facilities.