High-density servers offer a significant performance per watt benefit. However, depending on the deployment, they can present a significant cooling challenge.
Vendors are now designing servers that can demand over 40 kW of cooling per rack. With most data centers designed to cool an average of no more than 2 kW per rack, innovative strategies must be used for proper cooling of high-density equipment.
This paper provides ten approaches for increasing cooling efficiency, cooling capacity, and power density in existing data centers.