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Is raising temperatures a false economy?

Dr Stephen Clement is a Senior Researcher at Techbuyer and a UKRI Future Leader Fellow researching data centre digital twins and holistic approaches to efficiency. Before joining Techbuyer he received BEng and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of York.  In this video, Stephen presents on how raising inlet operating temperatures in a data centre is one the ways operators, particularly hyperscale data centres, have used to improve efficiency and push PUE closer to 1 by reducing the cooling energy needed. Beyond conflicting reports on failure rates, there is little research into how these changes impact the server operation and what knock-on effects might occur as a result. Based on experimental server profiling and simulation we can share our findings for how server efficiency is impacted by environmental conditions and what effect that can have at the data centre level.

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