TITLE

Puddles In The Datacenter?

AUTHOR(S)
Robb, Drew
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;May2007, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
25062724

 

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