Data Center Cooling Algorithms: Consolidation – Part 3

Data Center Cooling Algorithms: Consolidation – Part 3

Ten months ago, when I started this project of producing a series on algorithms for managing or planning a data center’s mechanical infrastructure, my thinking was that I could demystify the mechanical plant by breaking it down into discrete elements and making the...
Data Center Cooling Algorithms: Consolidation – Part 2

Data Center Cooling Algorithms: Consolidation – Part 2

A set of Excel tools will not make us a certified PE or replace the need for a PE or architectural engineer to design our data center. Or, obviate the need for a mechanical facilities engineer to oversee ongoing operation; however, such tools can provide us with a...
Data Center Cooling Algorithms: Consolidation – Part 1

Data Center Cooling Algorithms: Consolidation – Part 1

Last summer I thought it might be interesting to explore the different elements that contribute to the cost of cooling our data centers and explore the feasibility of developing some easy-to-use Excel tools to help in comparing costs of different design options and...
Data Center Airflow Management at 100˚F

Data Center Airflow Management at 100˚F

Is the time right for the 100 degree Fahrenheit data center? It sure seems like it should be with the ASHRAE TC9.9 guidelines allowing server inlet temperatures up to 95˚F for Class A2 servers, 104˚F for Class A3 servers and 113˚F for Class A4 servers. When we finally...

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