Liquid Blade: A Revolution in Data Center Design
June 20, 2011
The Liquid Blade significantly improves cooling efficiency and server reliability while reducing energy costs, maintenance expense, and facility spending. In fact, the construction cost of a 3.2 megawatt data processing suite built with conventional air-cooled architecture is 32% greater than that of a data processing suite with identical compute capacity using the Liquid BladeTM platform. In addition, the conventional suite takes six times more cooling energy. This translates to a total cost of ownership (TCO) penalty for the air-cooled suite in this study of $1,770,000 per year for 15 years, a total of $26,550,000.