The Data Center Cooling Problem Solved
by Ian Seaton, Technology Marketing Manager, Chatsworth Products, Inc. Printed in Thermal News Magazine, Winter 2008/2009
Passive air cooling solutions not only offer the most efficient way to cool today's increasing density requirements, but present huge energy saving and a lower initial investment compared to close-coupled and liquid cooled solutions. Passive air cooling can successfully dissipate as much heat as can be generated by commercial servers that fit into a 42 to 45 U cabinet, and in fact more than most close-coupled and liquid-cooled solutions. Based on complete isolation between hot exhaust and cool supply air, passive air cooling solutions provide access to lower data cente cooling, which translates into increased supply air temperatures and decreased energy consumption.