Puddles In The Datacenter?

Robb, Drew
May 2007
Business Communications Review;May2007, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p56
Trade Publication
The article discusses cooling systems for datacenter minicomputers and servers. Water and other liquids are being used as coolants to help with dense equipment that produces more heat than systems in the past. The traditional cooling method, Computer Room air conditioning systems are unable to handle the increase in temperature that multi-core chips and blades are putting off. Michael Bell, an analyst at Garter, says water is the logical choice as it is 3,500 times more efficient than air at removing heat. It also costs less in terms of energy usage as compared to air conditioning. Others believe refrigerants can be a good substitute for those who are afraid of water-related damage. The author believes either is a good choice for companies looking for more efficient cooling solutions.


Related Articles

  • ACCA Contractor Resources.  // IE3;Nov2012, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p28 

    A bibliography on the subject of air conditioning is presented, which includes books "Residential Load Calculation," "Residential Equipment Selection," and "Balancing and Testing Air and Hydronic Systems."

  • Briefs. Faloon // Supply House Times;Jul99, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p52 

    Presents news briefs concerning the hydronics and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries in the United States, compiled as of July 1999. Includes the combination of York International Corp.'s Airside products Group and Applied Systems Group; Mestek's purchase of all...

  • Products.  // Supply House Times;Mar2003, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p92 

    Features heating-ventilation-air conditioning and refrigeration products available as of March 2003. Rezzin plastic registers; Plastic Trends Inc.'s injection Molded PVC 40 DWV fittings; Danze's 25 styles of showerheads.

  • Don't be fooled; process cooling is far different from comfort cooling. Steimel, Richard // Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;04/26/99, Vol. 206 Issue 17, p18 

    Discusses the importance of load variables and time constraints for a process cooling application. Pointers on commercial contractors who want to venture into industrial and process markets; Difference from sizing a chiller for comfort cooling; Condensing unit choices. INSET: Practical advice.

  • Efficiency is in the detail.  // ACR News: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration News;Aug2014, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p12 

    The article looks at the factors that affect the efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and offers tips on how to make sure that a system runs at peak efficiency.

  • The hotline.  // Refrigeration Service & Contracting;Aug95, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p12 

    Presents answers to questions relevant to airconditioning and refrigeration services in the United States. Replacement of R-502 engine; Search for defrost manuals.

  • Literature.  // Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;5/20/96, Vol. 198 Issue 3, p16 

    Presents literature related to air conditioning, heating & refrigeration. Literature sheet for swivel connection angle valves; Brochure on baseboard radiation; Guide on variable-speed motor drives.

  • GLOSSARY.  // Engineered Systems;Feb2014, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p65 

    A glossary of jargon related to engineered systems is presented.

  • So, how can I win one of those Awards? Sencicle, Lynn // ACR News: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration News;Nov2013, Vol. 29 Issue 13, p19 

    The article provides information on the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACR) News Awards to be held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, England in February 2014.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics