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Old 03-19-2012, 09:41 AM
jackton jackton is offline
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Default in rack cooling

can someone suggest some in rack (not to be confused with in row) cooling mechanisms? we used to use regular cooling fans for handling hot spots. but now, it's just getting in our way. we want to do away with it and bring in more effective hot spot containers
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:53 PM
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Fan panels for mounting on racks are available from a number of manufacturers, including Eaton and Tripp-Lite (search for server rack fans). APC and Emerson both offer fairly inexpensive door-sized fan arrays that mount to the rear of a rack to increase airflow. More expensive options include Emerson's XDO and XDV units, which mount above the rack for auxiliary cooling, and IBM's and Rittal's rear cooling doors, which cool the server exhaust air using coils filled with cold water or refrigerant.

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:13 AM
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try distributing the equipments in the room. ensure the devices that produce more heat are balanced with those that don't. you can reduce hot spots this way.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:43 AM
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modular cooling systems are known to be the best cure for hot spots. Rittal and Alcatel-Lucent offer in row cooling solutions. they look like fans fitted into the back of the rack.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:10 AM
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Your post is awesome. In-Rack is the most precise cooling available, as the rack and the air conditioner operate in a closed relationship with one another. Cold air has no choice but to pass through the servers; hot air has no choice but to pass through the heat exchanger.

In-Rack cooling provides a computing environment-a microclimate-that is thermally neutral to the rest of the room
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:45 PM
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I want to say that In-Rack cooling works fine.
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