Increasing internet use, the proliferation of streaming video, and the need for more powerful servers has colleges and universities seeking new, efficient ways to cool those all-important servers.

cooling-serversCampus IT departments, especially as officials face near-constant budget challenges, have largely turned away from what was once a common and straightforward way to keep server rooms at a reasonable temperature: Blast air conditioning into those rooms at all hours of the day.

The practice, according to surveys, was once particularly prevalent in the hottest parts of the US, including the southwest.

Finding ways to cool...

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