In the least favourable case, cooling accounts for more than a third of a data centre’s energy consumption. It is therefore not surprising that data centres focus many efforts on more energy efficiency and better PuE values. Currently, the preferred cooling medium is air. But it is likely that in the future also water cooling may become more popular again.
Each year, Emerson Network Power hold the Emerson IT Competence Days for their clients, where Emerson sales offices provide a very interesting program, not only with information from Emerson but also experiences from clients and their projects, and news from partner organisations. In 2014, the Cube-technology joined the tour and participated in all events, showing the more than 400 attendants that top efficiency in data centres by no means has to interfere with availability.
The 2014 Datacentres Europe (DCE) fair took place in Monaco. High-ranking representatives of leading enterprises worldwide attended the event, exchanging their experiences and opinions on future developments of data centres, the Cube-technology was being present. During numerous conversations, at the stand and after the presentation, they once more underlined their high interest in Cube technologies.
Under the auspices of the eco association, the benefits of the Cube-technology were underscored – together with Bilfinger HSG and Emerson Networks Power.
During the event, three anniversaries were celebrated simultaneously:
- 25 years of the www
- 30 years of email in Germany, and
- 60 years of CERN
Apart from unique presentations held by top industry experts, the attendants were able to cast a glance into the experiment’s inner life and the Cube technologies applied in the data centre there.
Our digital world produces gigantic data flows in ever more efficient data centres. However cooling them gobbles immense amounts of energy. Due to cost pressure, enterprises are seeking innovative cooling and construction technologies in order to save energy.
Those who can afford to do without sophisticated cooling and have no problem with water near their computers, will be rewarded with a rather unusual concept: With the Cube-technology acooling technology was developed, that transports waste heat from servers through the servers’ own ventilation to the passive heat exchanger.
Many million pounds are needed to avoid computer overheating in data centres. An enterprise linked to a university at Frankfurt aims to reduce these costs and at the same time make money with it.
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