Cooling an OCP Data Center in a Hot and Humid Climate

Building a data center based on Open Compute Project designs in a relatively hot and humid area like Forest City, North Carolina, presented some interesting challenges. Chief among them, of course, was whether the 100% outdoor air cooling system Facebook debuted in our Prineville, Oregon, facility could operate as efficiently in an environment where the ASHRAE 50-year maximum wet bulb temperature is 21% higher, at 84.5°F instead of 70.3°F.

http://www.opencompute.org/blog/cooling-an-ocp-data-center-in-a-hot-and-humid-climate/

Posted on 14/03/2013, in Cooling, Data Center, Forest City, Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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