IBM to Chill Servers With 'Cool Blue'

Tuesday Jul 12th 2005 by Staff

Big Blue plans to blast data centers with its server cooling device designed to save energy.


IBM (Quote, Chart) has scored a coup in the battle to neutralize the heat that threatens to burn out server computers.

The Armonk, N.Y., company unveiled the eServer Rear Door Heat Exchanger, a piece of hardware for customers whose data centers have reached the limits of cooling capacity, but may still want to add more processing power to their systems.

Nick-named Cool Blue, the hardware uses the water supply for air conditioners located in data centers to cut heat emissions in half. The machine can be used on any server to offer air conditioning units some respite from the taxation of today's computer servers.

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