Heat-resilient servers pave the way to fresh air cooling

Green Grid says current perceptions about data center equipment's tolerance to heat and humidity are outdated

By Sophie Curtis, Techworld |  Data Center, Servers

Jenkins said that customers can set policies so that if the external temperature gets too high, non-critical applications will automatically be closed down. Fans within the servers can also programmed to automatically counteract any dramatic changes in temperature.

"Being able to take out the capital cost of investing in expensive air con and chillers and then the operational cost of running that is quite a considerable sum of money," said Jenkins.

"Not every customer will be able to get to that, but even being able to safely run those data centres at a higher ambient temperature is going to be helpful in terms of achieving efficiency and being able to de-risk that decision by knowing that your server infrastructure can cope with those higher ambient temperatures."


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