WP# 30 - Qualitative Analysis of Cooling Architectures

01 March, 2011 | White Paper

Editor: Bob Blough, Emerson Network Power Contributors: John Bean, APC by Schneider Electric Robb Jones, Chatsworth Products Inc. Mike Patterson, Intel Rich Jones, Rich Jones Consulting Rob Salvatore, Sungard

Many different cooling architectures exist today that can be used to cool data centers. Each of these architectures has its own advantages and disadvantages that can have a major impact on energy efficiency, as well as on other aspects of the facility. This white paper offers a qualitative comparison among the popular architectures available today, providing readers with insight to help determine the cooling architecture that most appropriately fits their data center strategy.