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Re: data center space

  • From: John Curran
  • Date: Thu Apr 20 06:00:31 2006

At 9:36 PM -0400 4/19/06, Martin Hannigan wrote:
>Remember when folks thought Exodus was crazy for 220w per square foot?

265w/sqft can just handle today's typical blade server power density
(allowing for a reasonable amount of wire management and slightly less
than full blade loading).   If you look at the densities of newly released
blade servers, it is not hard to hit 300w+ / sq ft.    The more amusing
part is those attempting to cool this via raised floor systems, as it takes
24 to 30" of raised floor to achieve the necessary airflow, and this is
only going to get worse.

/John