data center temperature
Posted by Isaiah LaJoie on February 16, 2021
In a new series of videos, Server Technology and colocation provider Colovore sit down to discuss heat ratings in HPC data centers. See this article for a recap of the video.
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Posted by Josh Schaap on August 06, 2016
When President Harry S. Truman coined the phrase, “If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen,” in 1942, he was referring to critics of his aggressive use of war contracts in the Second World War. Good advice for politics, perhaps, but not so much for data center management. In fact, when the heat becomes an issue in your data center, it’s time to do something about it. Each kW hour of server power creates an equivalent amount of heat. Over time, this heat can accumulate, impacting server performance. You can monitor this within the cabinet, zone, and location levels. While servers have been adapted to withstand higher temperatures, computing power is rising, and this is generating more heat. Add on top of this the growth of virtualized servers leading to fewer idling computers, and you have an endless cycle of heat generation.