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Air distribution limitations: The distribution of air within a data center is a primary factor limiting rack power density. IT equipment requires between 100 and 160 cfm (47.2 - 75.5 L / s) of air per kW. Many data centers have either pre-existing raised floors or have ceiling height limitations that limit the height of any raised floor.
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But as rack power grew, air delivery and heat removal challenges appeared.
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Note that in the vast majority of cases, no modifications of any kind are needed to the IT equipment, the power cords, or the rack power distribution devices.
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The figure shows how the usable capacity varies for the three different cooling architectures as a function of rack power density. This model assumed a peak-to-average rack power density of 1.
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Traditional data centers were specified to cool a uniform rack power density and were not capable of predictably cooling a large number high-density racks.
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Most traditional data centers only provide 200-300 cfm of air per rack location, which is 10 times less air than fully populated rack of blade servers and limits the average rack power to below 2kW.
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