In This Issue
Week of 07/09/2018
Vol. 23 Issue 22
Special Letter: Unexpected Flows and Interactions in the Data Center of the Future
- Two Big Problems: Power and Water
- A Critical Constraint: Heat Removal
- The Closed-Loop Penalty
- Troubles with Liquid Coolants
- Free Cooling
- The Shocking Cost of Server Fans
- Better Metrics Will Drive Better Decisions
- Flows and Interactions
- The Critical Interactions of the Cooling System
- The Surprising Future of Data Centers
- About David Binger
Publisher’s Note: If one were looking for a planetary dark side to the explosion of data centers and the related movement of corporate IT functions to the cloud, it would likely be the concomitant explosion in energy consumption, much of it ending up as waste heat.
Making even small-percentage dents in this problem provides huge financial – and ecological – leverage for customers, and for reducing global-warming issues.
Unfortunately, most of the technology addressing this issue seems vaguely like a rehash of automotive history, with air- and water-cooled systems at the forefront.
For that reason, I’m delighted to be able to share what appears to me to be a major step forward, using new science and new technology, to achieve markedly improved results on this front. Anyone owning or using data centers will want to read further, and then consider how to make use of this new invention. – mra.