Driven by rising energy cost and environmental initiatives, server and data center power consumption has become one of the foremost concerns for IT professionals and data center managers. Understanding this concern, Dell has been focused on reducing the energy consumption of its servers. Because power and airflow consumed to cool a server can be significant contributors to the overall energy consumption of the data center, Dell engineers designed a cooling solution that minimizes these needs. This is accomplished in the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R710, R610 and T610 servers by incorporating sophisticated fan control, strategic component placement, airflow management and power-efficient fans. These servers are the 11th generation of Dell servers and include evolutionally improvements in Dell thermal design and control.