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March 12, 2009  11:32 PM

Can you afford data center CFD?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, Data Center airflow

Computational fluid dynamics has become a popular way for data centers to analyze the air flow in their facilities and determine if the cold and hot air is going where it should. But for smaller businesses, CFD is simply out of their price range. There are different tiers of affordability out...

March 12, 2009  11:25 PM

Hot aisle cold aisle and chaos air distribution



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow

For many years, hot/cold aisle design has been a de facto standard in data center design. But at least one person thinks that was a temporary -- and perhaps sub-premium -- fix to the problem, and that's because of chaos air distribution.


February 2, 2009  7:04 PM

Data center fan efficiency hubbub from ASHRAE



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow, data center cooling

The following is a guest post from Vali Sorell, an associate partner in the critical facilities division at the Syska Hennessy Group. Sorell was a speaker at the ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 9.9 sessions in Chicago last week, and had some comments...


January 27, 2009  10:31 PM

Perforated tiles can be your friend — even in the hot aisle



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow, data center cooling

With the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers


January 26, 2009  9:37 PM

Raise the data center temperature, but bring your earplugs



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow, data center cooling

CHICAGO - The American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has expanded recommended guidelines for ambient data center temperatures, but they're warning that the new range could cause data center noise increases. There has been a lot of talk recently about...


January 23, 2009  3:35 PM

ASHRAE TC 9.9 to tackle data center infrastructure at winter meeting



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow, data center cooling, Data center user groups

Next week is the annual winter meeting for the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), to be held in Chicago. The group's Technical Committee 9.9 focuses on data centers and has become an industry leader on the subject...


October 7, 2008  3:26 PM

Liebert, Aperture, Future Facilities pen deal



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AFCOM, capacity planning, Data Center airflow, DataCenter

Data center cooling giant Liebert (part of Emerson Network Power) is teaming up with Aperture and Future Facilities in a push to be the leader in data center prototyping and...


September 17, 2008  5:12 PM

Air velocity out the back of servers



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow, data center cooling, DataCenter

Last week I spoke to Sherman Ikemoto from Future Facilities, which sells computational fluid dynamics software for analyzing airflow in data centers. I...


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