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Energy Efficiency Investigation for the Magellan Super Computer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
The Magellan supercomputer, located at NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) in Oakland California, consists of an IBM iDataPlex system with 400 compute nodes. This system is cooled with passive rear doors.
|Magellan Energy Efficiency Investigation|
Improving Data Center Efficiency with Rack or Row Cooling Devices
In new data center designs, capacity provisioning for ever-higher power densities puts into question whether conventional room-conditioning systems can manage future information technology (IT) loads.
|Rack or Row Cooling Devices: Results of "Chill-Off 2" Testing|
Government Information Technology Executive Council Best Practices for Data Center Energy Efficiency - D.C. 2012
Presentation given to the Government Information Technology Executive Council in Washington, D.C.
Author(s): Sartor, D.
|Sartor - 2-29-2012|
Are There Ghosts in Your Closet? Saving Wasted Energy in Computer Server Rooms
Brief document that outlines how to optimize the energy footprint of server rooms. Author(s): Pierre Delforge from National Resources Defense Council
Small Server Rooms, Big Energy Savings
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) survey was designed to provide insight into three areas: How much are small and medium-sized companies using energy-saving virtualization and cloud computing?
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|
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|
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.
|ICPE Paper Dec 31.pdf|
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
|Server Room Fact Sheet|
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
|NREL Reducing Loads in a Large-Scale Datacenter|
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.
|NREL Datacenter Case Study|
"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.
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.
|Recommendation for EO13514.pdf|
"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.
|Hot for Warm Water Cooling.pdf|
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
|Sartor - Bell - 9-19-2011|
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
|Data Center Energy Efficient Cooling Control Demonstration|
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.
|Sartor - 8-7-2011|
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.
|US Laboratory Leadership in Green IT|
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|
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|
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|