06 Sep '12, 9pm

Green Blog: Cooling a Computer Server With ... Mineral Oil?

Green Blog: Cooling a Computer Server With ... Mineral Oil?

Green Revolution Intel submerged computer servers in mineral oil to cool them and reduce energy consumption of a data center. When they’re using their smartphones or tapping away on laptops, few people pause to think about the enormous amount of energy needed to power the data centers that store and deliver the information in all those e-mails and on Web sites and Facebook pages. But maybe we should. A recent study by Pike Research estimated that about 1.5 percent of all electricity generated worldwide goes to power data centers. The attendant greenhouse gas emissions, some 188 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, match the emissions of about 33 million passenger vehicles. Most of this energy goes to power fans, air conditioners and chillers to circulate air and remove the heat generated by the data centers’ computers, which must operate below a certain temperature. So...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/cooling-a-compu...

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