Cooling for High Density Computing
Volta deploys various row-based cooling solutions across its data halls, enabling the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to rack power density. This system complements the very latest in server technology, while the ability to place high-density racks alongside traditional racks means Volta is fully prepared for the future.
High Density Computing does, however, require extensive cooling. The Volta Data Centres facility is equipped with the very latest cooling technology. Our purpose built, row-based cooling system increases both efficiency and scalability and is designed to handle IT equipment with a peak power density of up to and over 20kW per rack.
We monitor intake temperatures, discharge temperatures, peak loads, and fan speeds in real time. With constantly evolving server technology, this row-based cooling capability future-proofs Volta’s high density colocation, ensuring it can scale with ease to meet rising density requirements.
Advantages of High Density Computing
There are multiple advantages to High Density Computing that range from cost to performance, to sustainability.
Enhanced ROI: Where data centres are designed to operate at high density, the cost per kW is reduced. The denser the computing power that can be stacked in a cabinet, the cheaper the data centre can offer colocation space to the customer.
Better performance: High Density Computing allows customers to achieve the same amount of compute within a smaller footprint. This means that when extra equipment is added, it delivers much more in the way of performance.
Businesses that run applications managing high-intensity workloads, such as cryptocurrency, blockchain, and AI particularly benefit from High Density Computing.
More efficient configuration: Expert high density colocation providers ensure hardware is properly configured, racked properly, and is fitted with airflow augmentation devices where needed.
Greater sustainability: Higher data centre power density actually increases the effectiveness of cooling systems.
Where a high temperature differential exists, more hot air enters the cooling systems and is returned to the hardware at the cold temperatures needed to prevent over-heating.