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cooling door

  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Sat Mar 29 11:28:04 2008

page 10 and 11 of <> says
there's a way to move 20kW of heat away from a rack if your normal CRAC is
moving 10kW (it depends on that basic air flow), permitting six blade servers
in a rack.  panduit licensed this tech from IBM a couple of years ago.  i am
intrigued by the possible drop in total energy cost per delivered kW, though
in practice most datacenters can't get enough utility and backup power to run
at this density.  if "cooling doors" were to take off, we'd see data centers
partitioned off and converted to cubicles.
Paul Vixie