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04/26/2012 Best Practices for Data Center Efficiency - Shenzhen- 2012

Presentation on the Best Practices for Data Center Efficiency given as part of the US/China Data Center Efficiency Initiative in Shenzhen, China.

PDF icon Sartor - Jingyi - 4-26-2012
04/01/2012 Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Centers

This case study includes the results of the assessments, lessons learned, and recommended EEMs. Author(s): Mahdavi, R.

PDF icon HPCMP Case Study _Mahdavi-April 2012.pdf
03/22/2012 Modular Data Centers

Presentation on modular data centers and results of a corrosivity study.

Author(s): Coles, H.C.

PDF icon Modular Data Centers - Coles
03/01/2012 Wireless Sensor Network for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Data Centers

Study was conducted to validate the premise that providing data center operators with detailed, realtime measurement of environmental parameters and power consumption enables them to establish baseline performance, discover areas of sub-optimal performa

PDF icon Wireless Sensor Network Report_2012.pdf
03/01/2012 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.

PDF icon Magellan Energy Efficiency Investigation
03/01/2012 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.

PDF icon Rack or Row Cooling Devices: Results of "Chill-Off 2" Testing
02/29/2012 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.

PDF icon Sartor - 2-29-2012
02/01/2012 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

PDF icon NRDC_SmallDCs2012_Brief.pdf
02/01/2012 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?

PDF icon NRDC_ServerRooms2012.pdf
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
01/01/2012 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.

PDF icon Impact of Wider Temperature & Humidity Ranges
01/01/2012 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.

PDF icon Impact of Updated ASHRAE Ranges
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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