Someone send me this Dilbert* strip yesterday. Data Center is in such high demand even Dilbert is building one. He was having trouble getting power to run the DC with air conditioning. He thought the servers would melt to a toxic bomb. I think he might be happy to know that he could actually run servers without air conditioning in a data center and he wouldnˇ¦t need to turn the DC into a museum.
Last year Don Atwood, a regional DC manager in Intel, has done a proof of concept (PoC) to challenge industry assumption in DC cooling by running a high density DC with only a air economizer and no air conditioner. In the PoC, Don ran two DC modules in parallel Have you try running your DC without air conditioning? Do you have any other innovative way in saving energy consumptions and cost in your data centers?* Names and brands are properties of their respective owners