Data center SmartAisle configuration uses cold aisle with row cooling

Posted in aisle-configuration, cooling-system, emerson-electric, enclosure, rack-design, smart-sensors on March 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smart Metering Data Center Energy

Posted in data-center, energy-usage, measurements, metrics, pue, smart-meter, smart-sensors, teridian, tracking on May 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers must work towards creating the measurement of baseline energy performance, such as the PUE metric. The use of smart meters may be the key enabler to sustain the tracking of energy consumption. Teridian is leveraging its strengths in smart meters for the electric power industry to create an offering for the data center market. If the measurement process is simple and built-into the data center infrastructure, it increases the likelihood that performance improvement will remain visible and be sustained. …

… “Teridian CEO Gerald Fitch: However, energy usage tracking and measurement has typically been focused on the infrastructure, or the building. The next step is to look at the data center from the inside out, measuring how the equipment inside of the building is using energy. A new class of ICs is on the horizon that will allow OEMs to integrate smart measurement into servers, power supplies, power distribution units, and communications equipment in a cost-efficient way. ” …

Via Teridian Semiconductor: SMART ENERGY MOVEMENT

Server Sensing Power Capping

Posted in cooling-system, dynamic-infrastructure, efficiency, hp-hewlett-packard, sensors, smart-sensors, system-components, thermal-analysis on March 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP Proliant Server
HP emphasizes the green features of ProLiant G6 server line, which uses sensors and power capping logic to drive energy efficiency. …

… “The HP Sea of Sensors – automatically track thermal activity across the server through a collection of 32 smart sensors. The sensors dynamically adjust system components such as fans, memory and input/output processing to optimize system cooling and increase efficiency. HP Dynamic Power Capping reallocates power and cooling resources in the data center by dynamically setting or “capping” the power drawn by servers. ” …

Via HP: Server Economics