Data Centers

New Data Center Design Reduces Space; Increases Cooling Productivity

March 24th, 2015

One company hopes to create an entirely new design for data centers for the industry. Vapor IO introduces a new “Data Center Aisle” concept.  This vapor chamber design encompasses a room filled with round black…read more

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Liquid Immersion in the Data Center: A Modular Approach for Cooling High-Performance Microelectronics

March 20th, 2015

Introduction While data enter energy consumption is already significant, the growth of a global cloud-based economy along with society’s need for constant social networking connectivity will cause this number to rise even further. The world’s…read more

Google’s 10 rules for Designing Data Centers Include Cooling Tips

March 10th, 2015

Google announces its 10 rules for designing data centers. Joe Kava, vice president of Google’s data centers, noted that the rules follow the original 10 core principles of the company. Google’s first rule is “Focus…read more

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High Temperature Brings Down Data Center in Australia

January 19th, 2015

A heatwave that rose outside temperatures to 112 degrees Fahrenheit, brought iiNet’s data center down in Western Australia. The data center went offline due to equipment failures. Because servers can give off tremendous amounts of…read more

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New Non-Spill Couplings Ensure Drip-free Operation

September 8th, 2014

Colder Products Company has just increased its NS4 Series couplings to consist of elbow insert configurations, which halts the need to twist and bend tubes in the control boxes. Researchers say these new couplings are…read more

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Neural Network Boosts Google Data Center Efficiency

June 9th, 2014

 In its quest for ever-greater energy efficiency, Google is now employing a new technique that adds a bit of artificial intelligence to its data centers: machine learning. The web giant is using what it calls…read more

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Three-Phase Thermoelectric Air Conditioners for Enclosure Cooling

June 9th, 2014

Thermolectric cooling supplier TECA has announced new three-phase thermoelectric air conditioners. Offering high performance and efficiency, the new maintenance-free air conditioners do not require filters, coolant or chemicals of any kind. Each has a built-in…read more

Polymer-Based Thermal Interface Material Cools Devices at 200°C

April 3rd, 2014

Scientists have developed a new polymer-based thermal interface material (TIM) capable of conducing heat 20 times better than conventional polymer. Reliable in temperatures of up to 200°C, the modified material can be fabricated on heat…read more

Liquid Cooling System to Cut Data Center Cooling Costs

March 21st, 2014

An associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a liquid cooling system he says is safer than water cooling and could cut cooling costs of data centers by up to…read more

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Magnetic Refrigeration Could Replace Compressor Systems

March 7th, 2014

Researchers working in GE labs have used special magnetic materials to generate temperatures cold enough to freeze water in a breakthrough that could find its way into commercial refrigerators by the end of the decade.…read more

Bitcoin 2-Phase Immersion Cooling and the Implications for High Performance Computing

February 28th, 2014

Alex Kampl Allied Control Company Abstract Recently, Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining have aroused international interest.  This article describes the cooling challenges faced by Bitcoin miners and discusses the implications on the future of cooling for…read more

Cooling Fans for 1U Rack Applications

February 24th, 2014

Thermal management product designer US Tech has released three new high performance fan series for use in 1U rack applications. The 36mm model produces 24.16 CFM of air volume and 67.52 mm-H2O pressure. In addition,…read more

Cooling Fans and Accessories Protect Critical Components

February 10th, 2014

NTE Electronics has released a new line of cooling fans and accessories to protect critical electronic components from premature failure due to heat. Available in five different sizes—40x40mm, 60x60mm, 80x80mm, 92x92mm and 120x120mm—the new AC…read more

Fansinks for High Temperature Applications

February 6th, 2014

CTS Corporation has announced the release of new fansinks for high temperature applications. Designed to absorb and disperse heat away from high temperature devices, the FHS series features an operating temperature range of -10°C to…read more