Submerged Servers Can Now Heat Your Office
By: Rich Miller - November 14th, 2011
A four-rack installation of the Green Revolution liquid coolings solution, which submerges servers in a coolant similar to mineral oil.
Green Revolution Cooling says it has adapted its liquid immersion cooling system to recapture server heat, using it to heat water for climate control systems in nearby buildings. The Austin, Texas company says one of its systems installed at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm will reliably produce water at a temperature of 50°C (about 122°F), hot enough to pump to surrounding buildings for building heat. The Stockholm system, installed in July, uses commodity servers and standard CPUs.http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/11/14/submerged-servers-can-now-heat-your-office/