Data Centers

Bitcoin Mining Boosts Interest in Liquid Cooling

December 5th, 2013

A journalist’s recent visit to a secret Hong Kong Bitcoin mining facility reveals some of the newer cooling techniques in use to keep server temperatures from skyrocketing. Introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is an open-source peer-to-peer…read more

Connectors for Liquid Cooling Applications

November 21st, 2013

Colder Products Company, a provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, has released the new LQ6 series connectors. Designed specifically for liquid cooling applications requiring multiple connect and disconnect cycles, these specialized…read more

Patent Awarded for Free Cooling Solution for a Containerized Data Center

October 21st, 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded patent No. 8,554,390, “Free Cooling Solution for a Containerized Data Center,” to the International Business Machines Corporation in Armonk, N.Y., USA. “There is a problem in that…read more

New Low Viscosity, Thermally-Conductive Silicone Potting Elastomer

October 3rd, 2013

NuSil Technology, a manufacturer of silicone materials for the medical, aerospace, electronics and engineering markets, has released R-2165, a new silicone solution for the protection of electronic components and systems such as sensors, relays and…read more

New Data Center Airflow Management Assessment Service

October 3rd, 2013

Data center airflow management solutions provider Upsite Technologies is now offering EnergyLok Cooling Capacity Assessment, a new service designed to help data center operators assess their cooling infrastructure and identify savings opportunities that could be…read more

Asetek and STG Partner to Expand Service for Data Center Liquid Cooling Systems

September 20th, 2013

Liquid cooling systems provider Asetek has entered into an agreement with Signature Technology Group (STG), one of the largest data center service providers in the industry, to provide a warranty, service and support program for…read more

Multi-Stage Cooling Technology Removes Heat from ICT Equipment in Server Rooms

September 9th, 2013

NEC Corporation, a provider of IT, network and communications products and solutions, has announced the development of a new highly-efficient, multi-stage cooling technology that effectively removes the heat generated by ICT equipment mounted on racks…read more

Fiber Optic Cable Heat Sensor Project Receives $1.5 Million Grant

August 26th, 2013

A project to help data centers reduce their carbon footprint by using fiber optic cables as heat sensors has been awarded almost £1 million ($1,556,700 USD) in government funding. The investment, from the Department for…read more

Heat Exchanger Research Could Lead to Better Liquid Cooling in Aerospace, Automotive, Defense Applications

August 26th, 2013

A New Mexico State University assistant professor is investigating methods of increasing heat exchanger efficiency that could enable space missions to remain in orbit for longer periods of time and lead to better automotive, defense,…read more

New Fans Simplify Data Center Cooling Retrofits

July 23rd, 2013

Rosenberg USA, a manufacturer of fans and blowers for a variety of applications, has released new UNOBOX fans designed to simplify data center cooling retrofits in  under-floor and in-cabinet applications. “The Rosenberg UNOBOX extract fan…read more

Data Center Coolant Distribution System

July 22nd, 2013

Rittal Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, has released a new coolant distribution system for use with Rittal’s rack- or door-mounted liquid cooling packages (LCP). Designed to handle all water…read more

Cooling System for Small- and Medium-Sized IT Installations

June 24th, 2013

Rittal Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and information technology enclosures, racks and accessories, has released the Rittal Liquid Cooling Package Direct (LCP DX), a cooling system for small- and medium-sized IT installations where “climate control…read more

Two-Phase Flow Control of On-Chip Two-Phase Cooling Systems Developed for Blade Servers of Data Centers

June 16th, 2013

Server manufacturers and data center managers are showing a greater concern regarding the energy efficiency and cooling of the new generation of servers for data centers. With very large data centers exceeding 100 000 servers,…read more

Electronic Performance Impact of Elevated Humidity Environments – Implications for Free Air Cooling of Data Centers

June 16th, 2013

Introduction The computer industry is exploring various options for reducing the cost and energy consumption associated with cooling data centers. The use of liquid cooling in the data center has long been exploited as a…read more