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10/03/2010 Data Center Energy Efficiency Opportunities 10-3-2010

Presentation on Data Center Energy Efficiency Opportunities with the following objectives:

PDF icon Tschudi 10-3-2010
12/01/2010 Retro-Commissioning Increases Data Center Efficiency at Low- Cost

As computing capacity within a data center shifts, their managers should ensure that its support infrastructure adapts accordingly in order to realize energy savings.

PDF icon Savannah River Site (SRS) Case Study
01/01/2011 Energy Efficient and Lower Capital Cost — an Alternative Data Center Cooling Strategy

In the first section of this paper we review various ways of cooling with air and demonstrate that the distance of the heat generator to the cold sink plays a large part in the total cooling energy consumption.

PDF icon ASHRAE Cooling Strategy Pres_2011.pdf
01/01/2011 TUE, a new energy-efficiency metric applied at ORNL's Jaguar

This paper proposes two new metrics: ITUE (IT-power usage effectiveness), similar to PUE but “inside” the IT and TUE (total-power usage effectiveness), which combines the two for a total effi-ciency picture.

PDF icon TUE Metric
02/02/2011 1 Modular/Container Data Centers Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment

Modular data center offerings from 17 companies are reviewed and evaluated for PUE.  First and second generation designs are compared. Feb. 2011

Author(s): Bramfitt, M. and H.C. Coles

PDF icon Modular DC Comparison
03/01/2011 Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE™): A Green Grid Data Center Sustainability Metric

Link to download white paper on the Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) metric from Green Grid's website. Registration is required to download, but it's free to register.

Link to Green Grid
03/01/2011 Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers

The goal of this research was to investigate whether gaseous contamination is a concern for U.S. data center operators as it relates to the reliability of IT equipment.

PDF icon Air Corrosivity_Air Cooling_2011.pdf
03/01/2011 Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design

This guide provides an overview of best practices for energy-efficient data center design which spans the categories of Information Technology (IT) systems and their environmental conditions, data center air manage-ment, cooling and electrical systems,

PDF icon Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design
03/01/2011 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.

PDF icon Airside Economizer Cooling CA_2011.pdf
06/01/2011 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

PDF icon Corrosion DC Air 2011
06/27/2011 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.

PDF icon Recommendations to ASHRAE TC 9.9
06/27/2011 The Effect of Data Centre Environment on IT Reliability & Energy Consumption

Presentation from Green Grid covering the following:

PDF icon The Effect of DC Environment on Reliability
07/09/2011 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

PDF icon DC Air Corrosion - Coles
08/01/2011 Department of Energy Laboratories: Leadership in Green IT

Join the 17 DOE laboratories as we recap stories about our efforts to make each laboratory’s energy-intensive IT capabilities “green” and supportive of DOE sustainability efforts.

PDF icon US Laboratory Leadership in Green IT
08/07/2011 GovEnergy 2011 - Data Center Efficiency Workshop

Presentation from the Data Center Efficiency Workshop Data Center Efficiency workshop given at GovEnergy in Cincinnati.

Author(s): Sartor, D.

PDF icon Sartor - 8-7-2011
09/01/2011 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

PDF icon Data Center Energy Efficient Cooling Control Demonstration
09/19/2011 Laboratories for the 21st Century: Data Center Efficiency Workshop

Presentation from the Laboratories for the 21st Century: Data Center Efficiency Workshop in Providence, RI.

Author(s): Sartor, D. and G.C. Bell

PDF icon Sartor - Bell - 9-19-2011
11/01/2011 Recommendation For Incorporating Data Center Specific Sustainability Best Practices into EO13514 Implementation

Document that provides guidance on incorporating data center sustainability measures pertaining to specific agency sustainability plans. The energy use reduction directly correlates with the greenhouse gas emission.

PDF icon Recommendation for EO13514.pdf
11/01/2011 "Hot" for Warm Water Cooling

The transition from air to liquid cooling is an inflection point providing an opportunity to work collectively to set guidelines for facilitating the energy efficiency of liquid-cooled High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and systems.

PDF icon Hot for Warm Water Cooling.pdf
11/01/2011 "Hot for Warm Cooling (presentation)

Presentation that discusses highly efficient cooling achieved by utilizing high temperature fluids delivered to the inlet of IT equipment; from the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group presentation at SC-11.

PDF icon SC11Hotwaterplusliquidsolutions.pdf
12/01/2011 Reducing Data Center Loads for a Largescale, Low-energy Office Building: NREL’s Research Support Facility

In June 2010, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) completed construction on the new 220,000- square foot (ft2) Research Support Facility (RSF) which included a 1,900-ft2 data center (the RSF will expand to 360,000 ft2 with the opening of an

PDF icon NREL Reducing Loads in a Large-Scale Datacenter
12/01/2011 Reducing Data Center Loads for a Large-Scale, Net Zero Office Building

In constructing a new research facility for its campus, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) project team identified the opportunity to design a world-class, energy-efficient data center to support its operations.

PDF icon NREL Datacenter Case Study
01/01/2012 A Power-Management Methodology for Large-Scale, High-Performance Computing (DRAFT)

This paper describes a methodology that has been developed collaboratively through the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group to support architectural analysis and comparative measurements for rankings, such as the Top500 and Green500.

PDF icon ICPE Paper Dec 31.pdf
01/01/2012 Improving Energy Efficiency for Server Rooms and Closets

Brief Summary Fact sheet: Top 14 Measures to Save Energy in Your Server Room or Closet. Author(s): Brown, R., B. Tschudi, and P. Delforge

PDF icon Server Room Fact Sheet
01/01/2012 Quick Start Guide to Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency

Two-page PDF that summarizes best practices for energy efficiency in data centers and how to get started. By the U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program.

Quick Start Guide

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