NEC thinks it can slash data centre power
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Heat is the data centre’s mortal enemy. However, despite increasingly energy-efficient servers usually it costs a significant amount of money to fight back through air conditioning.

NEC Corp. thinks it has found a better solution: Using convection to manipulate air flow between the inside of the data centre and outside.

It will test the concept in a portable facility in Japan, known for its hot and humid climate.

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