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Liquid-Cooled Supercomputer Saves NREL $1M in Energy Costs

Karen Henry

Crunching a quadrillion calculations per second takes a lot of energy, so it’s not surprising that supercomputing data centers generate a lot of heat. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created a supercomputer that uses warm water to cool its servers and then reuses that water   …Continue Reading


Yahoo! JAPAN Selects Raritan PDU

Linda Hardesty

Raritan’s rack power distribution unit (PDU) was selected to support the service infrastructure of Yahoo! JAPAN in Tokyo. Yahoo introduced the Raritan intelligent PDU to its service IT infrastructure to monitor real-time power consumption so that decisions could be made quickly on where new servers and racks should be added to support expansion. One issue   …Continue Reading


UAE Data Center Hires CommScope

Linda Hardesty

CommScope was chosen to partner with Ooredoo at its Qatar data center in the United Arab Emirates to implement intelligent LED lighting and infrastructure. The Redwood lighting software from CommScope enables Ooredoo to individually address, monitor and manage the lighting of the data center. Redwood fixtures and sensors are individually addressable. This design allows a   …Continue Reading


Data Centers Join Better Buildings Challenge

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department announced the first data center owners and operators that have committed, through the Better Buildings Challenge, to reduce their energy use by at least 20 percent over the next decade. The 19 new partners joining the Better Buildings Challenge are: Argonne National Laboratory CoreSite Realty Corporation U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Information   …Continue Reading


Emerson Network Power, Raritan Named to DCIM Tools Magic Quadrant

Karen Henry

Emerson Network Power and Raritan have been included in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for DCIM tools. Gartner defines data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools as tools that monitor, measure, manage and control data center resources and energy consumption. Emerson and Raritan are among 17 DCIM vendors selected from a field of more than 90   …Continue Reading


Chimney Enables Free-Air Cooling for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Cannon T4 says its new Cocooning Chimney works as part of a free-air cooling system, which uses ambient air to remove the heat from a data center. Cannon says a key challenge is providing the correct balance between cold aisle temperature, IT equipment fan speed and hot air return temperature. Cocooning via a vertical chimney   …Continue Reading


Amazon Advances District Heating in Seattle

Linda Hardesty

Amazon is making plans to heat some of its buildings in downtown Seattle with waste heat generated from data centers in the nearby Westin Building, according to Geek Wire. An underground system of pipes will transfer waste heat via water from the data centers to the Amazon buildings; once the water has cooled down, it   …Continue Reading


Call for Submissions: 3rd Annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Environmental Leader announces the third annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, a program which recognizes excellence in the areas of energy, environmental and sustainability management by awarding Top Product/Project of the Year status to those that receive a top score from a panel of distinguished judges, headed by a coordinator from LNS Research. Last   …Continue Reading


Schneider Debuts New Cooling Units for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric introduced two new cooling units for large data centers, where higher cooling capacities and optimized efficiency are required. Intended for cloud and colocation facilities, the Uniflair LE HDCV 4500, which occupies the same dimensions and footprint as the 4300 model, and the HDCV 5000 utilize a newly designed coil system and under-floor fan   …Continue Reading


Water Cooling Saves Data Center $200,000 per Year

Linda Hardesty

A comparison of liquid cooling versus air cooling in the Maui High Performance Computing Center showed much less cooling power is required by a water-cooled IT system, compared to the cooling power required by an air-cooled system. The retrofit installation of the water-cooled system, Riptide, presented a better power usage effectiveness (PUE), typically 15 percent   …Continue Reading


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