We are proud to announce the next iteration of the Dell Fresh Air Hot House, an ongoing project at Dell with partner Intel and customer Essor Partners LLC. The Fresh Air Hot House, located in Round Rock, Texas, showcases the extreme temperature and humidity tolerances of off-the-shelf Dell Fresh Air capable hardware while performing at high workload levels in a non-air-conditioned environment.
Dell embarked on the Fresh Air design mission after hearing from our customers. They told us they were challenged for operating expenditure and data center capacity, and they needed a solution. Based on those conversations, we set out to design a server capable of performing continuously up to 35°C (95°F) and for time-based excursion operation up to 45°C (113°F) with humidity up to 90%, covering most of the environmental ranges in the world. Through years of comprehensive research and development, we found that a fresh air cooled data center using our Dell Fresh Air capable hardware could be deployed almost anywhere.