Data Centers

Air-Inlet Grill Reduces Axial and Centrifugal Fan Noise

January 10th, 2014

Fan and blower manufacturer ebm-papst has released FlowGrid, a patent-pending air-inlet grill designed to reduce noise levels for fans installed within limited-space air-moving equipment. “FlowGrid is the result of our extensive airflow testing for inlet…read more

NSA to Cool New Data Center with Wastewater in Controversial Deal

January 10th, 2014

The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced plans to use 5 million gallons per day of treated wastewater from Howard County in Maryland to cool its huge Fort Meade data center, which is expected to…read more

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Cooling the Cloud: Energy-Efficient Warm-Water Cooling of Servers

December 19th, 2013

Milnes P. David, Robert Simons, David Graybill, Vinod Kamath, Bejoy Kochuparambil, Robert Rainey and Roger Schmidt ; IBM Systems & Technology Group, Poughkeepsie, New York and Raleigh, North Carolina Pritish Parida, Mark Schultz, Michael Gaynes…read more

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Characterization of Server Thermal Mass

December 19th, 2013

Mahmoud Ibrahim Panduit Corporation   The continuous growth of internet business and social media is necessitating the construction of new data centers to support the rising volume of internet traffic. This is in addition to…read more

New Fan Delivers High Static Pressure and Energy Reduction

December 16th, 2013

Sanyo Denki Co., Ltd. has introduced the new San Ace 92 DC fan to its DC fan lineup. Measuring 92 × 92 × 38 mm, the new fan delivers the industry’s highest static pressure and…read more

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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