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It was once the preserve of older-style legacy mainframe computers, and until recently was considered by many as only applicable for high performance computing (HPC) requirements.
However, liquid cooling is today becoming a serious contender for mainstream applications, especially those emerging at the edge of the network. Deployed in unmanned, remote sites where high levels of reliability and low maintenance are key considerations, edge computing environments must remain as secure and resilient as their larger counterparts.
A Facebook hyperscale data centre in Odense has begun heating local homes using heat recovered from its servers.
In a blog post, Lauren Edelman, Facebook’s energy program manager, said the social media giant plans to donate 100,000 MWh of energy to the community using low-temperature heat generated by the facility’s systems.
While other projects in Denmark use recaptured heat from smaller structures such as supermarkets for extremely localised heat recapturing, Facebook’s 50,000 square-metre will scale production to up to 25MW of heat.
Keppel Data Centres and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are to jointly test the viability of tri-generation hydrogen power plants for data centres in a bid to improve the environmental footprint of Singapore’s digital infrastructure.
The companies will research the potential benefits of hydrogen power plants for data centres and explore their implementation in Singapore data centres.
As a trigeneration plant produces heat, power and cooling, the companies ultimately hope to develop a power plant that can feed electricity and chilled water to data centre systems and facilities.
A new poll from Secure I.T. Environments Ltd has revealed that reducing energy costs (46 percent) and improving energy efficiency (39 percent) are IT professionals’ key priorities for 2020. The poll, conducted across the two days at Data Centre World 2020, found nearly a third (29 percent) will focus on relocating data centre(s) in 2020.
Excool is specialists in indirect evaporative cooling . Over the last decade the data centre world has changed, the demand from the market is very different now in 2020 compared to 2010 and data centres began to implement IEC into their builds. 2010 was about low energy and resultant low PUE. But generally the sites were not so large and 5MW site was considered a large site, so high-water use was not a consideration.