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DC Powered Data Center Saves Energy

Posted in cooling-system, datacenter, dc-power, heat, heat-load, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption, save-energy on March 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

DC power switch could offer energy savings for data center owners. …

… “moving from the traditional alternating-current (AC) approach to powering the data center to a direct-current (DC) model can yield tremendous benefits, both in reduced heat (and thus reduced cooling needs) and, concomitantly, reduced power usage. ” …

Via Data Center Journal: AC or DC?

Data Center Heat Transfer

Posted in city-helsinki, country-finland, data-center, heat, heat-exchange, heat-load on December 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center in Finland will use heat load to supplement home heating. …

… “The excess heat generated by a new Finnish data center will be used to warm homes throughout Helsinki. The data center will be built under the Uspenski Cathedral … ” …

Via ecoGeek: Data Center heats Finland Homes

Data Center Heat Maps

Posted in aisle-configuration, arch-rock, data-center, heat, heat-load, heat-map, optimization, temperature-control on November 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

In order to adjust temperature setpoints higher in the data center, better monitoring is needed to understand the impacts and avoid hot spots and shutdowns. …

… “IPthermal-XT Nodes (new), which provide up to seven temperature and one humidity measurements, are used in hot and cold aisles to measure input and output air temperatures at various heights from the raised floor and to generate heat maps. ” …

Via Arch Rock: Energy Optimizer-Data Center Edition

Green Memory

Posted in data-center, energy-reduction, heat, noise, samsung-semiconductor, solid-state-drive, ssd, vibration on June 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Samsung works to gain adoption of its efficient data center offerings. …

… “With no moving parts, they generate minimal heat, vibration, and noise. Furthermore, SSDs never need defragmenting. ” …

Via InternetNews: Samsung

Hotter Data Centers Require More Cooling Options

Posted in cooling-system, data-centers, demand, density, economy, future, heat, heat-load, moores-law, power-management, predictions, processor, research, techniques on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data centers is increased processor power, higher-density, greater heat-generation, and growing cooling requirements. Cooling techniques are being researched to deal with this developing trend. …

… “As the demand for data centers continues to rise, despite the down economy, Moore’s Law-the prediction that processors will become twice as powerful every 18 months to 2 years-means that data centers will produce more heat. ” …

Via IT World / CIO: Cooler Data Centers