HP announced largest deployment of dynamic smart cooling technology

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Bangalore, Oct 23 (UNI) HP today announced the largest deployment to date of its Dynamic Smart Cooling technology in a next-generation research data centre located here.

HP Labs, the company's central research organisation, wanted to demonstrate the scaling of its cooling technology in a real-world, heterogeneous data centre environment. The result was one of the most sensor-rich data centers in the world, yielding a 20 percent reduction in cooling power consumption upon startup according to a HP India release here.

Once fully optimised, the Dynamic Smart Cooling-based data centre was expected to save 7,500 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually-- equal to the power consumption of more than 750 U.S. homes, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 7,500 tonnes annually.

The project involved consolidating 14 lab data centres located in Bangalore into a high-density, 70,000 square-foot data centre, one of the largest in India . It is composed of a mix of older legacy equipment and newer server racks and blades, which was common for IT environments deployed in production today.

Real-time data centre air-temperature measurements were obtained from a network of 7,500 sensors deployed on the IT racks- the most ever deployed in a single data centre. An agile mechanism responds to facility failures, anomalies and brown outs.

When fully optimised, the data centre was expected to yield up to a 40 percent reduction in energy consumption over today's typical data centre cooling methods the release added.

''This is a great example of research that pushes the boundaries of today's technology to address challenges companies will face in the future'', said Shane Robison, executive vice president, chief technology and strategy officer, HP. ''HP continues to set the bar for energy-efficiency initiatives that both make business sense and reduce environmental impact'' he added.


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