Pixar’s cold aisle containment study, ROI in 3.7 months
I found this a few days ago and it didn’t seem very “Viz”-like, so I sent it on to my buddy John West at InsideHPC who wrote it up. Pixar presented a short 3-minute case study on their recent datacenter redesign at the recent Data Center Energy Efficienty Summit. I link to it here just so that all of you lonely animators/admins running Render Farms and constantly struggling with datacenter issues.
Pixar saved $30,000 over conventional cooling, on an $18,700 implementation cost, for a return on investment of 3.7 months (including PG&E rebates). And the figures are indepently audited.
Pixar’s short video is below.
If you work in this type of industry, then I highly recommend adding InsideHPC to your daily reading.