By Dean Nelson on Jun 10, 2009
On May 29th, 2009 we officially started the chill off 2 testing! It has been a long time coming with many technical, financial, and resource barriers we had to overcome. Imagine trying to organize a band of volunteers who's day jobs and schedules keep them extremely busy in this high tech industry. We're about 12 weeks behind, but we believe we will be able to make it up with overnight and weekend testing. Brian Day and team have been driving very hard to ensure that we meet the deadlines for processing and packaging of the results for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) Energy Summit scheduled for October 16, 2009 in Silicon Valley.
You can see the first Chill Off testing episode on the Data Center Pulse YouTube Channel (embedded below). I interviewed Hieko Ebermann, the Global Product Manager for Thermal Products with Knuerr, an Emerson Company, about their CoolTherm product (pdf). This fully contained solution provides dynamically controlled cooling up to 35kW/rack. Heiko flew in from Dresden, Germany to make sure that everything was in place and operating as expected. Knuerr are the first vendor in the test.
Make sure to watch the High Definition Video version. You will be ale to select the HD button after hitting play below.
As usual, stay tuned for updates through the official Chill Off webpage and blog hosted on Data Center Pulse. We sincerely appreciate the support and collaboration from all involved in this very important Data Center Test.
We will be posting entries on all of the companies contributing to this effort. Stay tuned!