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Cooling Data Centers Without Water Loss

Posted November 08, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Many data centers use evaporating water to cool the servers. But the water lost to evaporation must be replenished, so the amount of cooling water required will continue to grow as their size and number grows worldwide. Researchers have developed a new data center cooling system that relies on a liquid refrigerant rather than water. The system could save up to 5 million gallons of water annually at Sandia National Laboratories' New Mexico computing center alone.


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