IBM's research labs - Cooling techniques
Cabinets are fitted with rear-door heat exchangers, which suck in the hot exhaust air of the servers and blast it out again as cold air. The technology - the IP is owned by IBM - can take away up to 60 percent of the heat in a full rack, the company claims.
The result of these changes is a datacentre PUE (power usage effectiveness) of 1.27, which generated a return on IBM's investment within 10 months.
See Cool runnings: IBM's recipe for a happy datacentre, in pictures by Jon Yeomans