Engineers link servers to data center chillers
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory engineers are experimenting with a way to deliver just the right amount of cooling to computing equipment.
According to a story in Computerworld , an engineering team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has successfully tested a novel system that could greatly improve the efficiency of data center cooling.
Most data centers err on the side of caution and cool their equipment more than they need to, thus wasting energy and money . But Lawrence Berkeley engineers, working with Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM, and Emerson Network Power, are experimenting with a way to deliver just the right amount of cooling to computing equipment.
They fed temperature readings from sensors that are built into most modern servers directly into the data center building controls so the air conditioning system could keep the facility at the optimal temperature to cool the servers.
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Annual Salary Survey
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.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey