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Small Startup Prevails In Server Cooling 'Chill Off' 45

miller60 writes "A small startup has shown exceptional energy efficiency in a data center 'chill off' comparing server cooling technologies. Clustered Systems posted the best numbers in the 18-month vendor evaluation sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. The Menlo Park, Calif. company built a prototype server that uses no fans and cools processors with a cold plate with tubing filled with liquid coolant. The testing accidentally highlighted the opportunity for additional energy savings, when the Clustered Systems unit continued to operate during a cooling failure that raised the chiller plant water temperature from 44 to 78 degrees F."
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Small Startup Prevails In Server Cooling 'Chill Off'

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  • by chromatix ( 231528 ) on Monday October 18, 2010 @03:03AM (#33929728)

    I wouldn't call it "potential for extra efficiency" so much as "robustness in the face of hardware failures". If the cooling remains adequate when a pump or a fan fails or a blockage occurs in an air path, then the increased coolant temperature provides a signal for admins to react to, and the servers don't suffer any downtime.

    Which is a very good thing for a cooling system. How many stories are there about overheated and dead servers due to an aircon unit failure?

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