Fujitsu Laboratories, a leading global provider of information and communication technology for business based solutions, announced its development of a technology that utilizes waste heat from CPUs to cool data center server rooms.
One of the driving factors in developing this technology was the anticipated increased energy demand cloud services will require. The new cooling technology will help to mitigate some of these energy costs consumed by traditional electrical cooling by using the CPU waste heat as an energy source instead of using electricity as an energy source.
In their Press Release, Fujitsu Laboratories explained that traditional air conditioning used to cool critical IT components accounts for approximately 40% of energy consumption. The new cooling technology will potentially reduce the energy consumption of air-conditioning data centers by 20%.
Fujitsu said they are working to increase the reliability of this new technology with the goal of putting the waste-heat capture technology to commercial use around 2014. In addition, Fujitsu is planning on implementing the waste-heat capture for use beyond data centers: Factories, office buildings, solar power generators, and purposes beyond air conditioning could all benefit from this new technology.
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