The Future of Containment – Has Air Cooling Reached Its Limits?
This white paper from Gordon Johnson, Subzero Engineering’s Senior CFD Manager, looks into the cooling options available to cope with today’s rising demands on data centers.
Understand the cooling options available to cope with today’s rising demands on data centers
Many data centers are experiencing increasing power density per IT rack, rising to levels that just a few years ago seemed extreme and out of reach. This increase has left data center designers and managers wondering if air-cooled ITE, along with containment used to separate the cold supply air from the hot exhaust air, has finally reached its limits and if liquid cooling is the long-term solution.
Why is the debate of air versus liquid cooling such a hot topic in the industry right now?
To answer this question, we need to understand what’s driving the need to consider liquid cooling in some data centers and if there are other options available.
CURRENT INDUSTRY QUESTIONS
This white paper will answer
Can air cooling and liquid cooling coexist?
What’s currently driving server power growth?
What are the available options for data center cooling?
What’s the difference between closed loop and open loop cooling systems?
KNOWLEDGE CAN LEAD TO DATA CENTER
SUSTAINABILITY AND OPERATINGCOST SAVINGS
Gain insight on the following topics
- Types of Cooling in a data center and Its Benefits
- Exploration into hybrid cooling practices
- Designing data centers for increased power demand
- Insight into server power growth