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Stay cool – Strange ways and new tech to stay cool in the data centre

One of the many struggles identified amongst data centre operators and its management is maintaining the right temperature. There are various modern methods that can be implemented to not only benefit data centre cooling strategies, but also cut the costs of energy bills.

CBR has put together a list of a few of the strange methods and newest technologies to help you stay cool in the data centre.


Liquid to server cooling

A system which has been used for years, liquid to server cooling brings the cooling fluid (water) closer to the servers that need cooling.

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With the recent release of high watt processors, such as NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU and many others, liquid cooling is something which has become increasingly efficient and easily accessible for data centres.

coolingThe system follows one of two approaches: Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC) or Total Liquid Cooling (TLC).

The Direct liquid cooling approach involves placing a small, fully sealed heat sink on top of the server board or chip that needs cooling.

The Total liquid cooling approach does not include any air-cooled components, but instead the server is completely immersed in a dielectric fluid or mineral oil solution that absorbs heat.

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