How is Crypto Mining affecting the Data Centre Industry?

Cryptocurrency, also known as crypto-currency or crypto is a form of currency that exists digitally and uses cryptography to secure transactions. Crypto has gained an enormous spike in its popularity, particularly in the U.S. As of August 2021, 35.4% of Bitcoin is mined in the U.S.

In April 2021, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance said that global power demand by Bitcoin alone was 143 terawatt-hours (TWh) a year. Some cryptocurrency facilities have developed innovative approaches and technologies to mitigate risk and optimize efficiency.

Due to the huge amounts of power that are needed for crypto mining, data centres have to carefully consider the allocation of power and consider alternative sources. To ensure a successful mining operation for Bitcoin, specialized equipment is required. High-performance hardware capable of solving computational algorithms at high speeds is essential. As bitcoin mining equipment grows more sophisticated, the amount of heat generated by the hardware also increases.

Many data centres that specialize in cryptocurrency hosting are turning to cooling to accommodate the changes due to the heavy activity with the need for more electricity and computing power. One of these cooling methods includes the aisle containment system.

Here at Cross-Guard, we understand the constant pressures faced by data centres to lower energy consumption this is why we offer proven cost and energy savings aisle containment systems. In a data hall, your ACU unit works hard to keep servers at a set temperature. However, hot servers’ exhaust air mixes with the cold air generated from the ACU, meaning your air conditioning needs to work harder or you need to drop the cooling temperature even further. This increases your energy bill and your carbon footprint while reducing efficiency.

Check out our website to learn about Cross-Guard’s hot and cold aisle containment:


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