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AirTight FaciliTech - Employee SpotlightJimmy Jack

Published: September, 26 2016

This quarter we are putting the spotlight on AirTight FaciliTech’s Customer Service Manager Jimmy Jack aka the “Jack of all Trades”. Jimmy has been with AirTight FaciliTech since 2010 and recently took over the management responsibility for our Customer Service Team in January of 2016. He has worn many hats within the organization prior to 2016, often being put in charge of strategic projects that needed someone with his technical aptitude and project management skillset. Jimmy has the kind of attitude that just gets things done. This is also where Jimmy learned the ins and outs of the data center / mission critical cooling world and the complex infrastructure power systems that support them.

Originally from Fayetteville, NC, Jimmy has a competitive spirit that comes from growing up an athlete. He has played football, learned Tae Kwon Do and surprisingly was also a competitive speed skater (on roller skates that is!). Combine roller skating, football with a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do as well as ROTC and you’ve got an interesting dynamic of an individual. If you take a look at online videos of the opening ceremonies during 1988 Seoul Olympics, you will find Jimmy Jack participating in the Tae Kwon Do exhibition.

Jimmy originally spent many years in the custom Autosound industry putting together high end audio and video systems into many local celebrity whips such as the Carolina Panthers Thomas Davis, Rod Smart and NASCAR’s Jimmy Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Working with local NASCAR celebrities also gave him the opportunity to drive the chase truck for Robbie Gordon in the Dakar Rally in Africa.

Jimmy has been married to Maggie for 3 years. He has two daughters, Meghan and Savannah, and two golden retrievers, Phoebe and Pepper. We are happy to have Jimmy working right inside the heartbeat of the company, customer service. 

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Hot Chips? No, Not Those Kind!by Greg Crumpton

Published: June, 27 2016

Connected devices, Internet of Things, The Nest, Smart Homes... You name the buzz word and we have all heard them.  What does it truly mean for you, the normal, average, day to day consumer?  It means a lot, a lot of data that is.  Every one of the buzz words you have ever heard of simply create more power consumption within a traditional, core or edge data center. 

 

OK, so what? 

 

The "so what" is that traditionally, Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRAC’s) or their nice-twin, the Computer Room Air Handler (CRAH) unit’s could remove the heat from the facility, via the Return Air (RA), so that the air could then cool the computers via the Supply Air (SA), all the while capturing, analyzing, sending, storing and/or routing all of the data that was mentioned above. 

 

Ok, then just cool more of the return air, sounds pretty easy does it?  Over the last 33 years or so, we have done just that.  We have had to constantly modify the CRAC/CRAH unit’s, the room configurations and the installation of Hot Aisle and Cold Aisle partitions. You name the treatment, it has been and still is being adjusted to this very day, to keep up with the high capacity, high density computers that are in use now.  Now, being right now and for the next few fiscal quarters anyway.  

Many chip manufacturers are experimenting with more robust chips, think about the magnitude of a current processor (chip) running at 400 watts with all that heat being rejected into the ambient surroundings it is sitting in, typically a server rack. We are just about approaching the limit of how you can cool these chips with air.  The testing is being done at 600 watt, 800 watt and even up to 1,200 watt chips.  You see the issue here, I would assume.

 

Then what to do?

 

The technology exists to remove the heat from the chip without air.  By capturing the heat from the chip's heat exchanger, this technology can accommodate all the faster and hotter chips the future will dictate, if indeed not mandate, for all of the “Big Data” that is soon to be flowing down the wire.  The ability for companies, both manufacturers, customers, owners, consumers, etc, to utilize all of the nice thing tech brings us is very dependent on what happens inside that little bit of wonder called a “Chip”.

 

If you are pondering how to apply this information and how it will affect or effect you as a sole human, you only have to look at that “FitBit” you are sporting on your wrist as a very simple illustration.  Oh, so not an adopter of wearables yet? Then maybe ask Siri or Cortana for their opinion!

 

We work hard to stay current, train for, understand and be able to help solve these complex problems for your Mission Critical Facility. If you have a need, give us a call for expert support in this field.

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