Is mineral oil one answer to reducing Guernsey’s data centre electricity use?

May 5th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Green Revolution Cooling uses a white mineral oil to cool computer servers.

Sometime ago the energy cost of running a data centre over the life of the equipment overtook the hardware cost of the equipment.

Computer servers produce copious amounts of heat, which has to be removed from the servers to allow them to function optimally.

Data centres usually use air conditioning units to keep server rooms cool.

During various presentations it has been mentioned that Guernsey data centres use about 12 to 15 percent of Guernsey’s total electricity supply.  Electricity demand is increasing as more data centres become operational.

Green Revolution Cooling is marketing another system to cool computer servers.  For more information please visit their website.

Sustainable Guernsey knows nothing more about this technology than what is available on the websites presented and has no vested interest in this company or its technology.

 

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