HP Labs wants to demonstrate the scaling of its cooling technology in a "real-world", heterogeneous datacentre environment.
The centre can already demonstrate a 20% reduction in cooling power consumption, and once fully optimised the centre is expected to save 7,500 megawatt-hours annually - equal to the power consumption of more than 750 homes - and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by about 7,500 tonnes annually, said HP.
The project involved consolidating 14 lab data centres located in Bangalore into a high-density, 70,000 square-foot datacentre, one of the largest in India.
The datacentre is composed of a mix of older legacy equipment and newer server racks and blades, which is common for IT environments deployed in production today.
Real-time datacentre air-temperature measurements are obtained from a network of 7,500 sensors deployed on the IT racks - the most ever deployed in a single datacentre, said HP.
A management system linked to the sensors responds to facility failures, anomalies and brown outs.
When fully optimised, HP said the datacentre is expected to yield up to a 40% reduction in energy consumption compared with today's typical datacentre cooling methods.