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Server Thermal Considerations to Enable High Temperature Ambient Data Center Operations

Thermal Considerations for High Ambient Temperature Data Centers

A server that can operate in a High Temperature Ambient (HTA) data center will enable data center architects and designers to consider maximizing the savings by increasing the data center operational temperature.

Thermal and airflow management is key to making servers operate in this regime.

The thermal simulation results for the server were:
• Server system thermals structure and airflow results for the following components: HDD, DDR3, VR, MCH and PCH
• System thermal performance summary

As a result of this assessment listed above Intel was able to improve mechanical design of the server design of the following areas improve the mechanical duct structure to channel air more effectively allowing HTA server operations while staying within specification.

The HTA server can stay within the specified tolerances outlined in the sever specifications and warranty limits.

Read the full Thermal Considerations for High Ambient Temperature Data Centers White Paper.

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