Turning up the data center heat

Temperatures may be going up in data centers if the advice of one expert is taken.

06/16/2009


Temperature may play less of an impact in the design of data

centers if the advice of power and cooling expert Jim Simonelli is taken into

account, states an article in PC World.

According to Simonelli, keeping a data center at 68 F is no

longer a necessity thanks to new technology that allows storage and networking

equipment to run properly at temperatures exceeding 100 F. The idea is

consistent to a report published in 2007 by Google that stated that hot conditions do not have an affect on disk drives and

servers.

The new thinking may give companies the chance to slash their energy budget

by allowing the rooms to operate at 80 F or above as opposed to the previously

preferred 68 F. Over-heating no longer is a risk thanks to updated technology

such as server virtualization, which leads to fewer machines doing the same

amount of work as several previously did.





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