HP presents server with water cooling

Posted on Monday, Jan 30 2006 @ 18:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
HP will start selling a new server next week with water cooling to address power and heat problems.
The Modular Cooling System attaches to the side of an HP rack of computing gear, providing a sealed chamber of cooled air separated from the rest of a data center, said Paul Perez, vice president of storage, networking and infrastructure for HP's Industry Standard Server group.

"We used to talk to IT" when approaching customers, Perez said. But because of the power issue, "now we're talking to IT and facilities together. The customers ask, 'What should our power budget be over next three years?' After the sticker shock for energy costs, they say, 'How is HP going to help get the cost down?'"
More info over at CNET.


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