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    Row Based Cooling

    Cooling capacity and redundancy for your data center using scalable and efficient InRow units

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      White Paper #42
      Ten Cooling Solutions to Support High-density Server Deployment

      High-density servers offer a significant performance per watt benefit. However, depending on the deployment, they can present a significant cooling challenge. Vendors are now designing servers that can demand over 40 kW of cooling per rack. With most data centers designed to cool an average of no more than 2 kW per rack, innovative strategies must be used for proper cooling of high-density equipment. This paper provides ten approaches for increasing cooling efficiency, cooling capacity, and power density in existing data centers. Read White Paper #42
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      White Paper #46
      Cooling Strategies for Ultra-High Density Racks and Blade Servers

      Rack power of 10 kW per rack or more can result from the deployment of high density information technology equipment such as blade servers. This creates difficult cooling challenges in a data center environment where the industry average rack power consumption is under 2 kW. Five strategies for deploying ultra-high power racks are described, covering practical solutions for both new and existing data centers. Read White Paper #46
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      White Paper #59
      The Different Technologies for Cooling Data Centers

      There are 13 basic heat removal methods to cool IT equipment and to transport unwanted heat to the outdoor environment. This paper describes these fundamental cooling technologies using basic terms and diagrams. 11 of these methods rely on the refrigeration cycle as the primary means of cooling. Pumped refrigerant systems provide isolation between the primary heat removal system and IT equipment. The direct air and indirect air methods rely on the outdoor conditions as the primary means cooling making them more efficient for mild climates. The information in this paper allows IT professionals to be more involved in the specification of precision cooling solutions that better align with IT objectives. Read White Paper #59
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      White Paper #130
      Choosing Between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers

      Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling methods and provides guidance on when to use each type for most next generation data centers. Read White Paper #130
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      White Paper #131
      Improved Chilled Water Piping Distribution Methodology for Data Centers

      Chilled water remains a popular cooling medium; however leaks in the piping systems are a threat to system availability. High density computing creates the need to bring chilled water closer than ever before to the IT equipment, prompting the need for new high reliability piping methods. This paper discusses new piping approaches which can dramatically reduce the risk of leakage and facilitate high density deployment. Alternative piping approaches and the advantages over traditional piping systems are described. Read White Paper #131
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      White Paper #134
      Deploying High-Density Pods in a Low-Density Data Center

      Simple and rapid deployment of self-contained, high-density pods within an existing or new low-density data center is possible with today’s power and cooling technology. The independence of these high-density pods allow for predictable and reliable operation of high-density equipment without a negative impact on the performance of existing low-density power and cooling infrastructure. A side benefit is that these high-density pods operate at much higher electrical efficiency than conventional designs. Guidance on planning design, implementation, and predictable operation of high-density pods is provided. Read White Paper #134
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      White Paper #137
      Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution

      The trend of increasing heat densities in data centers has held consistent with advances in computing technology for many years. As power density increased, it became evident that the degree of difficulty in cooling these higher power loads was also increasing. In recent years, traditional cooling system design has proven inadequate to remove concentrated heat loads (20 kW per rack and higher). This has driven an architectural shift in data center cooling. The advent of a newer cooling architecture designed for these higher densities has brought with it increased efficiencies for the data center. This article discusses the efficiency benefits of row-based cooling compared to two other common cooling architectures. Read White Paper #137
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      White Paper #139
      Cooling Entire Data Centers Using Only Row Cooling

      Row cooling is emerging as a practical total cooling solution for new data centers due to its inherent high efficiency and predictable performance. Yet some IT equipment in data centers appears incompatible with row cooling because it is not arranged in neat rows due to the nature of the equipment or room layout constraints, suggesting the ongoing need for traditional perimeter cooling to support these loads. This paper explains how a cooling system comprised only of row coolers, with no room cooling system, can cool an entire data center, including IT devices that are not in neat rows. Read White Paper #139
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      White Paper #208
      How Row-based Data Center Cooling Works

      Row-based data center cooling is normally regarded as a "cold air supply" architecture that uses row-based coolers. However, row-based cooling is actually a "hot air capture" architecture that neutralizes hot air from IT equipment before it has a chance to mix with the surrounding air in the room. This paper discusses common misconceptions about row-based cooling, explains how row-based cooling removes hot air, and describes key design attributes that maximize the effectiveness of this approach. Read White Paper #208
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    Trade-off Tool: InRow Ancillary IT Equipment Cooling Calculator


    Trade-off tool that shows the impact of IT, cooling, & room characteristics on ability for row-based cooling to support ancillary IT loads. InRow Ancillary IT Equipment Cooling Calculator

    Trade-off Tool: Data Center InRow™ Containment Selector


    Trade-off tool that shows the impact of preferences and constraints on the recommended containment approach. Data Center InRow™ Containment Selector

    EcoAisle Containment System


    Hot and cold air containment systems designed to maximize cooling predictability, capacity, and efficiency at the rack, row or room level. EcoAisle Containment System

    InRow®Chilled Water


    Close-coupled, chilled water cooling for medium to large data centers. InRow®Chilled Water

    Close-Coupled Cooling


    Intelligently controlled high performance InRow cooling for the IT environment. Close-Coupled Cooling

    This blog post explains how to choose whether room, rack or row-based cooling makes the most sense for your data center. Learn Whether Room, Rack, or Row-based Cooling is Best for Your Data Center

    Read about benefits derived from using purely row cooling versus a hybrid approach. Why Row-based Cooling May Be All the Cooling Your Data Center Needs

    If you run a small-to-medium sized data center, read this blog to learn about a way you may be able to save about 20% on your cooling system energy bill. Close-coupled Cooling Delivers Big Energy Savings

    In this blog post, Neil Rasmussen discusses how to determine the type of cooling architecture best for your data center. Room, Row, or Rack: How to Determine Which Cooling Architecture is Best for Your Data Center
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    • In-Row Chilled Water Cooling for Data Centers with Joe Capes

      New versions of Schneider Electric's Uniflair HDCV large capacity chilled water units and next-generation InRow RC Chilled Water cooling units were showcased at the 2014 AHR Expo. We caught up with Joe Capes, Business Development Director for Schneider Electric's Cooling Line of Business to learn the key enhancements to and benefits of each of the products.
    • TACC: Cooling the Stampede Supercomputer

      The Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas, Austin built the Stampede Supercomputer with Schneider Electric. The InRow Cooling solution was a perfect fit to help cool the workloads they are required to process in their unique 8,000 sq. ft. data center. This system requires keeping the data center extraordinarily cold even under the harshest loads.
    • US Cooling Capabilities for the Data Center and Beyond

      An out-of-date, inefficient cooling system has a significant impact on your bottom line no matter what business you're in. Schneider Electric can upgrade your facility with a full range of Business-wise, Future-driven cooling solutions that are scalable, flexible, reliable and efficient.
    • InRow Pumped Refrigerant Cooling System

      See how Schneider Electric's InRow Pumped Refrigerant cooling solution helps to maximize whitespace, boost energy efficiency, and eliminate the need for water in the rack.