Submerging your datacenter in green liquid (gallery)

Submerging your datacenter in green liquid (gallery)

Summary: Companies are using server racks that submerge your database servers in cooling, soothing liquid - saving money and the environment.


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  • Completely submerging your database servers in dialetric coolant isn't a new concept but companies are beginning to design server racks that take advantage of this property. David Chernikoff tells more.

    Green Revolution Cooling says the CarnotJet system with GreenDEF dielectric coolant provides the most efficient cooling and lowest cost per watt in the industry, reducing total energy consumption by 95 percent.

    Here are two quads with eight racks and two water modules each as part of the CGGVeritas installation in Houston, TX which sports 24 racks with 600KW capacity.

  • Green Revolution Cooling says that its systems contain 1,200 times more heat retention than air, which lets its GreenDEF liquid coolant cool servers at 40°C (104°F) and greatly reduce air conditioning costs which usually need to keep temperatures at 24°C (75°F).

    Here's another look at a quad at CGGVeritas.

Topics: Software, CXO, Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Storage

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