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Posts tagged with 'data center cooling'

28 Oct, 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho! Facebook moves to Lapland

Posted by Robin Bornoff

Robin Bornoff What do you call someone who doesn’t believe in Father Christmas? A rebel without a Claus. Right, that’s that out of the way. This week Facebook announced that it plans to build a 300,000 ft^2 data center in Lulea, Sweden. The Lulea business agency who helped attract Facebook to their city are dutifully excited as should Facebook be as they look set to capitalise on 10 months each year of … Read More

data center cooling, data centre, Data Center, HVAC, PUE, FloVENT

10 Aug, 2010

How many frogs does a horse have?

Posted by Robin Bornoff

Robin Bornoff The internet is big. It’s not sentient yet, though Robert Swayer has written a compelling story of how it might ‘Wake‘. In fact it’s far from intelligent at all. Banal comments about “how we ever managed without it” will age so quickly that future historians will assume a typo, more intelligence than we currently have and take the phrase to have been “how did we ever manage with it”. It looks like … Read More

data center cooling, data centre, Data Center, FloVENT, HVAC, data centre cooling

25 May, 2010

The Chilling Facts

Posted by Nazita Saye

Nazita Saye I just about fell out of my chair when I heard about a new trend in using alternative or green sources of energy for data center cooling. Apparently, the good folks at HP recently released a research paper on the use of cattle waste as a source of power for cooling data centers.  No, seriously. The NY Times ran a story about the research paper and said that  “according to HP’s calculations, 10,000 cows … Read More

Data Center, data center cooling, CFD


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