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.
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.
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.
GRC (Green Revolution Cooling) has launched a new immersion cooling design for extreme-density computing that can support up to 200 kilowatts (kW) of server capacity.
Nautilus Data Technologies has launched its first facility, a 7-megawatt data center on the San Joaquin River in Stockton, Calif. The company taps bodies of water for its cooling, but says it plans to deploy data centers on land and water.
Water scarcity is a looming global crisis. Kris Holla, Group Vice President, Channel Sales, Nortek Air Solutions, and Michael Lesniak, AVP Global Corporate Accounts, Global Data Center Solutions at Nalco Water, discuss how data centers can conserve the planet’s diminishing fresh water supply and practice water stewardship.
Join Data Center Frontier’s Editor in Chief Rich Miller and Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap for an informative webinar on the need for more dynamic infrastructure and cooling systems in data centers.
Cem Candir, CEO of Chemstar WATER, provides three tips for data centers looking for cost-effective ways to reduce their water footprint.
Microsoft has begun using immersion-cooled servers in production, the company said this week. The announcement is a meaningful milestone for adoption of two-phase immersion, which promises major gains in density and efficiency.