Industry body expands its climatic recommendations for data centers to address corrosives, high-density servers.

Earlier in 2021, ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9 published an update – the fifth edition — of its Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments. The update recommends important changes to data center thermal operating envelopes: the presence of pollutants is now a factor, and it introduces a new class of IT equipment for high-density computing. The new advice can, in some cases, lead operators to not only alter operational practices but also shift set points, a change that may impact both energy efficiency and contractual service level agreements (SLAs) with data center services providers.

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Published September 26th, 2021
Originally Published at Data Centre Dynamics Ltd (DCD)