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Limit Mixing to Cool Data Center with Less

Posted in adaptiv-cool, air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, data-centers, efficiency, floor-space, mixing on May 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Efficiency is a powerful lever for existing data centers. There is a good chance that your cooling system is oversized for the situation and yet the computer equipment is not being cooled fully. Look to reduce mixing of warm and cool air and implement variable cooling to optimize the cooling requirements. …

… “The primary reason cited for this inefficient cooling is a phenomenon known as mixing where cool and warm air mix before entering server intakes. Recent studies from various industry groups agree that managing airflow and reducing mixing can cut data center cooling costs dramatically and even eliminate the need to build new sites. ” …

Via AdaptivCool: Airflow Newsletter (PDF), November 2008