Chiller and cooling technology that was state-of-the-art fifteen years ago can still handle the growth in server rack heat density seen today, but it demands wasteful power and water consumption. A new white paper from Nortek Data Center Cooling outlines a path to data center sustainability that balances power and water utilization.
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.
The data center industry is rushing to find cooling technology solutions that address both power and water sustainability issues. This white paper from Nortek Data Center Cooling outlines a new path to sustainability.
The pre-fabricated module (PFM) data center is a growing trend. Cooling manufacturers are accommodating this trend with their own modular skid platform designs, factory-assembled, tested and plug-and-play ready for quick and easy integration. Kris Holla of Nortek Data Center Cooling discusses this trend and its benefits.
Have you considered all of the available precision cooling options with your design engineer and your environmental control manufacturer? Matt Vicker, Product Development Manager at Data Aire explores how data centers can boost their ROI with one of three different types of precision cooling systems.
With more and more processing power being packed into servers supporting artificial intelligence and other processing-intensive applications, rack power requirements are exceeding 20 kilowatts (kW) in a growing number of facilities. Fred Rebarber Senior Technical Director, Thermal Solutions at Vertiv, explores how liquid cooling supports data center AI and digital transformation initiatives
In the typical data center only about 30% of the conditioned air gets to where it’s needed. Chris Williams, Business Development Manager at Emcor Enclosures discusses the positive impact managers and operators will see by selecting a well-designed, high quality containment system for their data center, regardless of size or scale.
In our Data Center Executive Roundtable, seven leading experts examine the latest trends in rack power density and how they impact cooling. Featuring execs from Aligned, EdgeConneX, Nortek, Iron Mountain, Infrastructure Masons, Vertiv and Data Aire.
Regardless of how you operate your data centers, a proactive approach can maximize the useful life of your data center equipment. Thus, you can operate your valuable assets successfully for the years to come.
Having launched its first floating data vessel, Nautilus Data Technologies is moving ashore with a $200 million data center project in Maine that taps a reservoir to create a gravity-fed cooling system.
Higher density demands a specialized cooling strategy, yet many data center operators cool the entire room rather than the equipment inside. Doug Ausdemore of Data Aire explains how higher density data centers benefit from a specialized cooling strategy.