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Based on environmental factors, and variables related to datacenter cooling infrastructure and IT energy use, this tool calculates potential savings attributable to the use of free cooling. From Green Grid.
|Link to Tool|
ETCC: Data Center Air Management Research
Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC) material on data center air management. Several common air management measures were included in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling to explore the energy-saving potentials.
|Link to Data Center Air Management Research|
Combination Corrosion Coupon Testing Needed for Today's Control Equipment
Studies of both laboratory and field data collected by Purafil, Inc. has shown that using copper corrosion alone as a gauge for equipment reliability can seriously understate the corrosive potential of the local environment.
|Combination Corrosion Coupon Testing Needed for Today's Control Equipment.pdf|
Applying Best Practices to Meet the Challenge: Participation in the DOE Better Buildings Challenge
Presentation on the DOE Better Buildings Challenge given at the Technology Covergence Conference Santa Clara. Author(s): Sartor, D.
|TCC 2015 Sartor Presentation021015.pdf|
Best Practices for Data Center Energy Efficiency Seminar, Santa Clara 2015
Presentation from seminar organized by Dale Sartor and hosted by the Technology Convergence Conference Santa Clara. Topics covered:
|Sartor TCC Data CenterSeminar Feb 2015.pdf|
|12/01/2014||Datacenter Air Management Tool Engineering Reference||DOE AM Tool--Eng Reference v1.18 (11-24-2014).pdf|
|12/01/2014||Datacenter Air Management Tool Data Collection Guide||DOE AM Tool--Data Collection Guide v1.18 (11-24-2014).pdf|
|11/24/2014||Datacenter Air Management Tool User Manual||DOE AM Tool--User's Manual v1.18 (11-24-2014).pdf|
Liquid Cooling v. Air Cooling Evaluation in the Maui High Performance Computing Center
This paper describes the efficiency characteristics of a water cooled information technology (IT) system applied in a retrofit project at the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) data center.
|MHPCC White Paper _Mahdavi-July 2014.pdf|
Demonstration of Rack-Mounted Computer Equipment Cooling Solutions
Eleven cooling systems for rack mounted computer equipment were evaluated and compared for their cooling effectiveness and their energy use.
|Demo Rack Mounted_2014.pdf|
MHPCC Data Center Energy Efficiency Measures: Impact of Higher Air Intake Temperatures
Presentation of the MHPCC case study, focusing on the impact of higher air intake temperatures. Author(s): Mahdavi, R.
|Mahdavi - Impact of Higher Intake Temperatures|
Variable-Speed Fan Retrofits for Computer-Room Air Conditioners
This case study documents three retrofits to existing constant-speed fans in computer-room air conditioners (CRACs), all located in California: first, a forty year-old, 6,000 ft2 data center located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator
|Variable Speed Fan CRAC Retrofit Case Study|
Guide to Minimizing Compressor-based Cooling in Data Centers
Best practice guide part of a series created by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a program of the U.S. Department of Energy.
|Guide to Minimizing Compressor-based Cooling in Data Centers|
Demonstration of Intelligent Control and Fan Improvements in Computer Room Air Handlers
Computer room air handlers (CRAHs) at a Digital Realty Trust data center were retrofitted with improved efficiency fans and controlled by a central control system provided by Vigilent. The resulting efficiency improvements were analyzed in this report.
|CRAH Intelligent Control|
Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assessment Kit Guide and Specification (Archived)
A portable and temporary wireless mesh assessment kit can be used to speed up and reduce the costs of a data center energy use assessment and overcome the issues with respect to shutdowns.
|Datacenter Assessment Guide|
Demonstrating a Dual Heat Exchanger Rack Cooler “Tower” Water for IT Cooling
Presentation on a prototype computer equipment rack-level cooling device from APC Schneider Electric with two heat exchangers was demonstrated at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to illustrate an energy efficient cooling capability. Oct. 2012
|Tower Water for IT Cooling|
Modular Data Centers
Presentation on modular data centers and results of a corrosivity study.
Author(s): Coles, H.C.
|Modular Data Centers - Coles|
Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability At Wider Operating Temperatures and Humidity Ranges
Paper concludes that many data centers can realize overall operational cost savings by leveraging looser environmental controls within the wider range of supported temperature and humidity limits as established by equipment manufacturers.
|Impact of Wider Temperature & Humidity Ranges|
Updated Air-Side Free Cooling Maps: The Impact of ASHRAE 2011 Allowable Ranges
In May 2011, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) published updated guidelines for the “Recommended” and “Allowable” temperature and humidity of data centers.
|Impact of Updated ASHRAE Ranges|
Recovery Act: Federspiel Controls (now Vigilent) and State of California Department of General Services Data Center Energy Efficient Cooling Control Demonstration
Eight State of California data centers were equipped with an intelligent energy management system to evaluate the effectiveness, energy savings, dollar savings and benefits that arise when powerful artificial intelligence-based technology measures, moni
|Data Center Energy Efficient Cooling Control Demonstration|
Corrosion Coupons May Not Be Useful for Predicting Data Center Equipment Failure Rates (Presentation)
Presentation at the Indoor Air Conference June 2011: Corrosion Coupons May Not Be Useful for Predicting Data Center Equipment Failure Rates
Author(s): Han, T., H.C. Coles, P.N. Price, A.Gadgil, and B.Tschudi
|DC Air Corrosion - Coles|
Recommendation to ASHRAE TC 9.9 - Liquid Cooling GuidelinesHPC Compressorless Liquid Cooling Building Supplied Cooling Water Guideline
Presentation to ASHRAE TC 9.9 from HPC Working Group including LBNL that contains the technical basis for liquid cooling temperture guidelines.
|Recommendations to ASHRAE TC 9.9|
The Effect of Data Centre Environment on IT Reliability & Energy Consumption
Presentation from Green Grid covering the following:
|The Effect of DC Environment on Reliability|
Corrosion coupons may not be useful for predicting data center equipment failure rates
Paper presented at the Indoor Air Conference June 2011: Corrosion Coupons May Not Be Useful for Predicting Data Center Equipment Failure Rates
Author(s): Coles, H.C., P.N. Price, T. Han, A. Gadgil, and B. Tschudi
|Corrosion DC Air 2011|
Air-Side Economizer Cooling Is Safe for Most California Data Centers
The goal of this research was to investigate whether gaseous contamination is a concern for California data center operators as it relates to the reliability of IT equipment.
|Airside Economizer Cooling CA_2011.pdf|