The major challenges facing the data center industry today are finite water and power resources. This is especially true for large scale operations and particularly the ongoing trend toward hyperscale facilities.
Twenty years ago water and power used for cooling wasn’t as critical an issue because the data center industry was still in its infancy. However, the data center industry’s exponential growth is predicted to tax the planet’s future water and power supplies. Increased heat loads from new data uses, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, social media and other new technologies will consume significantly more water and power to cool equipment and keep it operating reliably.
Water and power availability is already affecting different regions of the globe. Short supply is quickly becoming the new normal, instead of the exception. Some countries attempting to develop data center business are realizing this oncoming shortage of resources will dampen their growth or eliminate their participation.
This white paper explores a new data center cooling method called the StatePoint Liquid Cooling (SPLC)4 system from Nortek Solutions. This report explores a usage case study in Singapore.