I was just reading about data center temperatures and server failures. Holy cats, a 60deg F internal temperature difference between servers? This is a graphic example of the importance of airflow distribution, doesn’t matter how much cooling capacity you have, if you don’t get it to the right place, the results aren’t going to be pretty!
The hype on the HP Wynyard data center has officially jumped the shark. We’ve gone from “wind cooled” to “glacial wind cooled”, ignoring the fact that the facility isn’t cooled by “wind” at all, not to mention it can’t be 100% free air cooled, still requiring chillers for certain times of year (also not to mention that this is NOT the first free air cooled data center either). Not taking anything away from HP, but this is getting ridiculous.
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