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Increasing data centre temperature can help boost savings: Intel

Posted on: November 14, 2011


  • Companies can save millions of dollars spent on cooling data centres if they adopt newer technologies that increase efficiency, according to global chip maker Intel.
  • At present, data centre environment has temperatures between 18 and 21 degree Celcius.
  • However, many data centres run at 27 degree Celcius or even warmer without any significant impact,” Intel APAC and PRC marketing Manager Data Centre and Connected Systems Product Group Nick Knupffer told reporters here.
  • This can lead to a lot of savings for companies as they will not only save on electricity costs, but will also have lesser greenhouse gases and water wastage, he added.
  • According to estimates, data centres today consume 1.5 per cent of the world”s energy power, which generates an annual cost of USD 26 billion.
  • A data centre is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

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