Second, although Sweden continues to deal with air quality issues, Lulea is located north where particulates are at a minimum. Much of Louisiana is in the “yellow zone,” close to “red zones” where air pollution is at its worst. Without air conditioning in Shreveport, sensitive hardware will be seriously compromised by particulates.
Lastly, some data centers can still overclock their machines and suffer little to no adverse effects. One Michigan-based company that runs data centers all over the U.S. claimed it was able to save $15,000 in air conditioning costs, thanks to radical changes in the hardware’s design and performance.