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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
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-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
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
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
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
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
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
10/01/2010 Rack, Row and Passive Door IT Cooling

Presentation from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Data Center Efficiency Summit that demonstrates Rack, Row and Passive Door IT Equipment Cooling.

Author(s): Coles, H.C.

PDF icon Chill Off 2 - Coles
09/24/2010 Cisco Energy Management: A Case Study in Implementing Energy as a Service

Case study that provides insight into how a Cisco lab organization solved capacity challenges using innovative network-based tools and reduced total energy costs by 33 percent, functional elements of IP-enabled energy management, and how Cisco Services

PDF icon CiscoEMSWhitePaper_2010.pdf
09/22/2010 Data Center Air Management Research

By applying a more rigorous methodology, this research focuses on how air management can be improved to save energy without negatively affecting the thermal IT-equipment environment and, in turn, the IT-equipment reliability.

PDF icon AirManagement_Herrlin2010.pdf
09/01/2010 Demonstration of Rack-Mounted Computer Equipment Cooling Solutions (PIER)

Eleven cooling systems, for rack mounted computer equipment were evaluated and compared for their cooling effectiveness and their energy.

PDF icon Rack Mounted Cooling Solutions_2010.pdf
09/01/2010 Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency

As data center energy densities, measured in power per square foot, increase, energy savings for cooling can be realized by applying wireless sensor network (WSN) technology and using the gathered information to efficiently manage the data center.

PDF icon Wireless Sensors in Datacenters
09/01/2010 High Performance Computing Data Center Metering Protocol

This report is part of the DOE effort to develop methods for measurement in High Performance Computing (HPC) data center facilities and document system strategies that have been used in DOE data centers to increase data center energy efficiency.

PDF icon High Performance Computing Data Center Metering Protocol
09/01/2010 Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit

As data center energy densities, measured in power-use per square foot, increase, energy savings for cooling can be realized by optimizing airflow pathways within the data center.

PDF icon Airflow Management Case Study
08/01/2010 Recommendations for Meeting Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Federal Labratories and Data Centers

The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for meeting the energy efficiency requirements for new federal laboratories and data centers, specifically to comply with Executive Order (E.O.) 13423 and EPACT 20051.

PDF icon Labs & Data Centers EE Recommendations 2010.pdf
07/10/2010 Estimating the Energy Use and Efficiency Potential of U.S. Data Centers

Paper that presents a bottom-up model that can be used to estimate total data center electricity demand within a region as well as the potential electricity savings associated with energy efficiency improvements.

PDF icon US Data Center Energy Use & Savings Potential
07/01/2010 Demonstration of Alternative Cooling for Rack-Mounted Computer Equipment

The California Energy Commission funded a demonstration study through the Public Interest Energy Research program with the objective to compare cooling energy use of an innovative rack-mounted computer cooling design to other computer-rack cooling desig

PDF icon Demo Alternative Cooling_Rack Mounted_2010.pdf
06/28/2010 Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Center Infrastructure: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions

Guide that builds on prior data center benchmarking studies supported by the California energy Commission. Much of the benchmarking data are drawn from the LBNL data center benchmarking database that was developed from these studies.

PDF icon Datacenter Benchmarking Guide
06/01/2010 Data Center Rack Cooling with Rear-door Heat Exchanger

Liquid-cooling devices were installed on server racks in a data center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Figure 1. The passive-technology device removes heat generated by the servers from the airflow leaving the server rack.

PDF icon LBNL Rear Door Heat Exchanger Case Study
05/01/2010 NSIDC Data Center: Energy Reduction Strategies

The Green Data Center Project was a successful effort to significantly reduce the energy use of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

PDF icon NSIDCAirside Economization and Unique Indirect Evaporative Cooling
01/25/2010 Data Center Electrical Power Chain Tool

This tool is designed to help assess the potential savings from efficiency actions in the electrical power chain of a data center, including lighting.

Office spreadsheet icon DC Pro Electrical Systems Tool
01/01/2010 ERE: A Metric for Measuring the Benefit of Reuse Energy from a Data Center

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a base data center infrastructure metric, but it does not consider these alternate uses for the waste energy.

PDF icon EREmetric_GreenGrid.pdf