real-time-monitoring

Data center efficiency enabled through wireless sensors and monitoring

Posted in energy-monitoring, pue, real-time-monitoring, sensors, wireless-sensor-network on June 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Berkeley strives to increase computing capacity while leveraging existing cooling capacity through deployment of wireless temperature sensors.  The system by Arch Rock is being piloted and may be broadly deployed later in the year as PUE benchmarks improve.  …

…   “In UC-Berkeley‘s case, the system collects about 160 measurements across various pieces of equipment; top, middle and bottom. As a result of having real-time, 24×7, visibility into power and thermal conditions, we’re doing 20% more with our existing assets … “   …

Via Network World: Wireless sensors monitor data center (Link).
         

Google Green Data Center Monitoring

Posted in chiller, cooling-system, efficiency, fans, google, green-data-center, hvac-design, initiatives, operations, optimization, optimize, performance, real-time-monitoring on January 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center performance monitoring
Google uses the Power Usage Effectiveness metric to monitor the performance of its data centers. When it assess variability in its efficiency, Google takes action to remedy the defect. …

… “As we review our real-time efficiency performance we might, for example, notice that one of our data centers is not performing consistently with others of similar size and locale. So we’ll take a closer look at optimizing that facility. Are we using fans to cool spaces that don’t need to be cooled? Is the thermostat at the right set-point? Can we reduce the time the chillers need to run while keeping the machines operational? ” …

Via Google: Clean Energy Initiatives