HP's newest data center opens with a unique cooling set up
In northeast England, HP's Wynyard Center opened this week with a unique cooling set up and an innovative design.
According to DatacenterDynamics , the HP Wynyard data center opened this week in northeast England. Contrary to the reports, the data center site will not be cooled by the wind. What will be cooled is filtered outside air.
What separates it from other mega scale data center sis the sign, which will see large volumes of slow moving air sucked in using 6.88-ft variable speed axial fans that service each data halls-there are four data halls currently available; one is live, one is being commissioned, and remaining two will take load later this year.
The eight inlet fans per data hall move the air through bag filters to a 16.4-ft sub-floor pressurized plenum. The air is then forced upwards through cold aisle contained cubes before passing through servers, being drawn out through the ceiling, and then re-circulated.
Eight exhaust fans draw the air out and pass it back over the data halls where it is mixed with outside air or where it can be fully re-circulated. Chiller capacity is available to augment the cooling when necessary and the chillers are also operated 200 hours/year to provide humidification.
To view the data center's floor plan, system configurations, and other diagrams, visit the DatacenterDynamics website here .
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
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