Capstone Hybrid UPS Part of Syracuse U Data Center
BHP is an authorized distributor of Capstone Turbine power generation systems. Capstone turbines are compact, affordable energy systems that reduce energy costs while helping to protect the environment with near-zero emissions. "Syracuse University, the state of New York and IBM are true innovators. We are extremely proud to be working with them on a project that will influence the way data centers are designed and operated all over the world," says Hussien Shousher, president of GEM Inc.
IBM will provide more than $5 million in equipment, design services and support. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is contributing $2 million to the project.
The liquid cooling system will use double-effect absorption chillers to convert exhaust heat from the microturbines into chilled water to cool the data center's servers, with sufficient excess cooling to handle the needs of an adjacent building. Server racks will incorporate IBM's Rear Door Heat eXchanger "cooling doors" that use chilled water to remove heat more efficiently than conventional room-chilling methods. Sensors will monitor server temperatures and usage to tailor the amount of cooling delivered by each Rear Door Heat eXchanger-further improving efficiency. The project also will include a direct current (DC) power distribution system. The data center is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.