New and Underutilized Technology: Data Center Cooling System Air Distribution Optimization
The following information outlines key deployment considerations for data center cooling system air distribution optimization within the Federal sector. This information spans:
Data center cooling system air distribution optimization implements appropriate air distribution controls to prevent the mixing and recirculation of data center air before it reaches the servers. This is done by confining the chilled air distribution to data center cold aisles.
Data center cooling system air distribution optimization is appropriate for larger data centers with raised floors and multiple rack aisles.
Key Factors for Deployment
When considering data center cooling system air distribution optimization, Federal agencies may also want to consider other rack mounted computer cooling methods, such as liquid cooled racks.
Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.
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The following resources are available:
FEMP Data Center Energy Efficiency: FEMP program helping Federal agencies design and operation energy-efficient data centers.
Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design: FEMP resource to help Federal data center managers design and operate energy-efficient data centers.
Data Center Efficiency Savings Calculator: DOE tool designed to help IT professionals and business executives understand the short- and long-term savings potential of energy-efficient data centers.
Air Management: Data center energy efficiency training offered by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Demonstrations of Alternative Cooling for Rack-Mounted Computer Equipment: LBNL final report covering a Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) data center demonstration.
Data Center Air Management Report: LBNL application assessment report written for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) covering data center air management.
Data Center Pulse: Group of global data center owners, operators, and users that track the data center industry and influence the future of data centers through discussion and debate.