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HP Sets Milestones

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced the largest deployment to date of its Dynamic Smart Cooling technology in a next-generation research data center located in Bangalore, India.

HP Labs, the companys central research organization, wanted to demonstrate the scaling of its cooling technology in a real-world, heterogeneous data center environment. The result is one of the most sensor-rich data centers in the world, yielding a 20 percent reduction in cooling power consumption upon startup.

Once fully optimized, the Dynamic Smart Cooling-based (http://www.hp.com/go/dsc) data center is expected to save 7,500 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually -- equal to the power consumption of more than 750 U.S. homes -- and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 7,500 tons annually.

The project involved consolidating 14 lab data centers in Bangalore into a high-density, 70,000-square-foot data center, one of the largest in India. The data center is composed of a mix of older legacy equipment and newer server racks and blades, which is common for IT environments deployed in production today.

Real-time data center air-temperature measurements are obtained from a network of 7,500 sensors deployed on the IT racks -- the most ever deployed in a single data center. An agile mechanism responds to facility failures, anomalies and brown outs.

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