Photos: IBM iDataPlex keeps cool without AC
The iDataPlex is made to order and comes in 22 flavors with a menu of networking, switch, storage and server options. This is the iDataPlex DX340 server.
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The iDataPlex has a water cooling option that allows the server to run at room temperature without air conditioning. Thermal imaging shows the server without the liquid cooled door (top) and with it (below). Red indicates heat.
IBM thermal analysis show a "green" iDataPlex which has been optimized for efficiency.