Airflow Containment: The Road to Data Center Efficiency | Chatsworth Products

Airflow Containment: The Road to Data Center Efficiency

BICSI News Magazine July/August 2010

by Chris Jaggers, Director of Design Engineering and Travis North, Thermal Design Engineer, Chatsworth Products, Inc. Printed in BICSI News, July/August 2010

As compute capability and power density continue to rise with each generation of server products, the requirement for traditional data centers to efficiently support increased rack density becomes critical. To place this in perspective, a study by Intel illustrated that the same compute capability in 2002 that required 25 racks and consumed 128 kilowatts(kW) of power (5.1 kW/rack) could be replaced in 2008 by a single rack of servers requiring only 21 kW of power (21 kW/rack). Download entire article.