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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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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