May 1, 2012
Thermal Design in the Open Compute Datacenter
IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITHERM)
The advent of Web-based services and cloud computing has instigated an explosive growth in demand for datacenters. Traditionally, Internet companies would lease datacenter space and servers from vendors that often emphasize flexibility over efficiency. But as these companies grew larger, they sought to reduce acquisition and operation costs by building their own datacenters.
By: Eitan Frachtenberg, Dan Lee, Marco Magarelli, Veerendra Mulay, Jay Park