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Pixar’s cold aisle containment study, ROI in 3.7 months

by on February 26, 2010
 

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.

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