16 Feb '12, 1pm

IBM and Tulip Telecom Building Giant, Sustainable Data Center

IBM is building Asia's largest data center and the world's third largest for India's Tulip Telecom for its cloud computing and networking services. The giant 900,000 square feet center will be made up of 20 modular data centers in a four-tower arrangement and will be capable of supporting 100 MW of power that can be scaled up to in 5-MW increments. Fortunately, this huge data center is being built to be small on energy and water use. The data center is being built to international green building standards as well as within the specifications to allow it to be LEED Gold certified. The facility will use air-cooled, water-based chillers for cooling. The racks are designed with cold aisle containment so that the cooling process is sealed off within the racks and not exposed to the hot air in the room surrounding the servers, helping to cut down on energy loss. The building wil...

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