100 degree is hot, but not for data centre, says Intel

By : |December 14, 2011 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Chip-maker has urged the computer industry to turn up the heat inside data centre, says a report on The San Francisco Chronicle.

"Most server and storage computers sit in rooms cooled to a brisk 64 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit, an effort to avoid hot spots that might cause equipment to malfunction. All that air conditioning contributes to electricity costs of $26 billion a year. The facilities use 1.5 per cent of the planet’s power, and that’s set to double by 2014, Intel says," says the report.

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Intel believes that a range of technologies, including softwares and hardwares that give a detailed picture of the heat activities inside data centres, can ‘let technicians eventually turn the heat up past 100 degrees’.

However, the challenge would be to convince data centre operators and customers that this is possible without compromising on their business.

As per a new Intel research by increasing the average temperature inside data centers by nine degrees can save up to $2.16 billion in annual power budgets, which will be equivalent to the monthly power usage of Spain or South Africa.

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