Trends in Data-Center Cooling

Niemann, John
October 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2007, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p9
The article discusses the problem of increased heat density and unpredictability of thermal heat conditions in information technology facilities and data centers. It also gives an assessment of the traditional use of computer-room air conditioners which distribute cold air through perforated tiles. It presents information on new architecture called the zone based technology which uses partitions as containment systems to increase the temperature of air returned to the cooling system.


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