Date Added: Dec 2009
Faster, more powerful and dense computing hardware generates significant heat and imposes considerable data center cooling requirements. Traditional Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) cooling methods are proving increasingly cost-ineffective and inefficient. Studies show that using the volume of room air as a heat exchange medium is wasteful and allows for substantial mixing of hot and cold air. Further, it limits cabinet/ frame/rack density because it cannot effectively cool high heat density equipment that is spaced closely together.