Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com

Jan 22 2010   5:36PM GMT

Overheard – Data center swamp cooler

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Evaporative cooling technology has done away with refrigerants. At Yahoo’s latest center in upstate New York, the entire building functions as an air handler, taking advantage of the winds off the lake to eliminate chiller plants in the data center. The average cost to cool for Yahoo centers is now 1%.

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Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is swamp cooler.   It’s the slang name for a cooler that uses evaporative cooling technology.

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