The rise of artificial intelligence, and the GPU computing hardware that often supports it, is reshaping the data center industry’s relationship with power density.
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.
Nautilus Data Technologies is the latest company to pursue a water-based data center. It is building a water-cooled data center on a barge in Vallejo, Calif. and says it will lunch by the end of 2017.
The Intel DCM solution provided us with real-time and historical data center thermal maps and cooling analysis. The analysis covered not only servers and racks from different OEMs but also storage, networks, and facilities equipment. We were able to detect hotspots and cooling anomalies and find ”ghost” (underused) servers. Because Intel DCM was easy to implement, integrate, administer, and operate, this solution provided significant ROI in a short amount of time.
For data center facility managers and business owners, achieving energy saving goals while also reducing risk is challenging. Addressing future issues today is essential. Download this guide to learn more about the five industry trends that are shaping internal environments in the data center industry.
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Free cooling can dramatically reduce the power needed for data center cooling having a positive impact on your next colocation contract. To learn more about the new approach to Data Center cooling download this guide.
As it relaunches as a private company with a new brand, Vertiv says it will be able to be more nimble in addressing a changing landscape for data center power and cooling products.
The new LinkedIn data center in Hillsboro, Oregon breaks new ground in Internet-scale data centers, combining high density with exceptional efficiency and sustainability. Here’s a closer look at the project and its design.
Liquid cooling isn’t just for servers and data center racks any longer. Now, learn about specific use-cases revolving around cooling GPU cards like the NVIDIA Tesla K80!
In our new Executive Roundtable, five thought leaders discuss the evolution of data center design, and how it is being shaped by cooling strategies.