HP introduces its next-generation, liquid cooling system

Attention shoppers, er, data center managers! For a mere $24,499, you can invest in the latest modular cooling technology from Hewlett-Packard.

Attention shoppers, er, data center managers! For a mere $24,499, you can invest in the latest modular cooling technology from Hewlett-Packard. (Keep in mind at the price doesn't include a hook-up kit, which costs another $2,499.)

The company has introduced its second-generation liquid cooling rack, the HP MCS G2, which uses a bi-directional cooling design to cool two server racks simultaneously. Or, if you want, you can concentrate up to 35 kilowatts to cool a single rack. The unit contains six hot-swappable high airflow fans. The company intends the technology for "ultra dense" servers and blades, and it is pitching the system as a way of adding computing power to an existing data center without maxing out its existing cooling system.

Other features of the MCS G2 include: - The ability to hook the unit into the HP Systems Insight Manager - The rack is the traditional 42u height and supports HP server platforms including ProLiant, BladeSystem, Integrity, HP 9000 and StorageWorks from HP (It will not support 10U and 17U servers in the rx and rp families)

You can get all the down-and-dirty specs here.