The ever increasing power requirements for new denser servers has created the need for supporting higher density compute platforms within traditional datacenters. HP partnered with Rittal Corporation and Liebert Corporation to establish a test environment for measuring and validating the benefits of cold aisle containment and validating the constraints of operating in a 24 inch raised floor plenum using direct expansion computer room air conditioners (CRAC). Test results show that Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) enables higher density loads, provides a more consistent air supply, and uses mechanical cooling equipment significantly more efficiently.
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