TAG: Low power

Hot Water Cooling

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You might have read my earlier post regarding handling IT temperature, well, in this post I am bringing some new cooling technologies that use minimal power by using hot water to cool the systems. The heading may look like an oxymoron, but read further about some projects which have successfully implemented this technology. IBM’s SuperMUC LRZ SuperMUC system was built with IBM System xiDataPlex Direct Water Cooled dx360 M4 servers. IBM’s new hot water cooling technology directly cools active components in the system with coolant temperatures that can reach as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit. So how exactly are they… read more

Green servers

Green servers

Intel launches its latest power-smart servers, and challenger AMD buys low-power server startup SeaMicro. Intel has launched its latest iteration of green servers, the Xeon processor E5-2600 product family. The new processors are 50 percent more efficient than the previous Xeon line, and connect to Intel’s Data Center Manager, which links its real-time power and thermal data to existing system management consoles. This follows the news last week that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was buying SeaMicro, maker of a new class of power-sipping server chips. Intel forecasts that there will be 15 billion connected devices and over 3 billion connected… read more