temperature-control

Cacti monitors data center temperature

Posted in monitoring, sensors, temperature-control, utilities on June 13th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

List of popular data center utilities, includes monitoring software such as Cacti, which can poll, acquire data, and graph the results for management analysis and action.  …

…   “This setup helps managers monitor performance, server load, temperature and other variables.”   …

via Computerworld: Data center utilities recommendations.

Cacti solution.

Temperature sensor graphs using Cacti.

CFD Airflow Modeling for Data Center Temperature

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cfd-computational-fluid-dynamics, data-center, density, hot-spots, model, rack-design, servers, temperature-control on January 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Computational fluid dynamics modeling can be deployed to understand data center temperature situations. …

… “CFD is useful for illustrating how to increase rack densities and server installations without creating additional hot spots and airflow issues. ” …

Via Processor: Data Center Temperature

Cisco Data Center Energy Savings

Posted in air-flow, airflow, best-practice, cisco, data-center, energy-efficiency, power-savings, reduce-cooling-costs, techniques, temperature-control on December 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco deploys air flow management techniques and temperature increase to drive energy savings in its data center. …

… “Cisco said the 8 degree F increase provided a 30 percent reduction in power required for cooling. Cisco used two techniques in parallel to improve the 7,000-sq.-ft. data center’s energy efficiency: a set of best practices that included blanking panels and plastic curtains to prevent mixing of supply and return air … ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Cisco Data Center

IT Sustainability Projects

Posted in intel, projects, sustainability, temperature-control on December 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Heat Maps

Posted in aisle-configuration, arch-rock, data-center, heat, heat-load, heat-map, optimization, temperature-control on November 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

In order to adjust temperature setpoints higher in the data center, better monitoring is needed to understand the impacts and avoid hot spots and shutdowns. …

… “IPthermal-XT Nodes (new), which provide up to seven temperature and one humidity measurements, are used in hot and cold aisles to measure input and output air temperatures at various heights from the raised floor and to generate heat maps. ” …

Via Arch Rock: Energy Optimizer-Data Center Edition

Toyota Green Data Center uses IBM Measurement Tech

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, energy-costs, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, pilots, reduce-power-consumption, scanning-technology, state-california, temperature-control, thermal-analysis, toyota on October 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM collaborates with Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Southern California Edison to lower energy costs in Toyota’s data center using measurement technology that identifies and reduces energy consumption. The measurement tech pinpointed opportunities to adjust air flow and increase temperature setpoints and, ultimately, to reduce the cooling load. Real-time sensors were strategically placed around the data center to understand the effects of changes. SCE is evaluating the scalability of this solution across its customer base. …

… “To decrease rising energy consumption and server failure risk, Toyota Motor Sales used IBM’s Measurement and Management Technologies in its 20,000 square foot Torrance, California data center over a five-month period. The multi-level measurement tool assesses thermal readings throughout the data center from floor to ceiling and provides a detailed assessment of the heat distribution by creating a three-dimensional chart which pinpoints power and cooling inefficiencies. By using the scanning technology, researchers are then able to create a base model which is used to implement improvements within existing resources at low costs. During the pilot period, the automaker saw a decrease in high temperature hot spots and energy costs in the data center which houses its application development and testing equipment as well as file-sharing, email and printing capabilities. ” …

Via IBM: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Green Data Center

NetApp Green Data Center

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, design, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, improvement, netapp, pue, supply-air, sustainability, temperature-control on October 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp pushes the boundaries of green data center design with increased temperature setpoint for supply air for cooling system, ambient air cooling, pressure control on the data center room, cold air isolation, and overhead air distribution. …

… “NetApp‘s goals for sustainability and reducing data center power consumption are reflected in the innovative design and construction of its data center. NetApp estimates that the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE) will be 1.2, or 80% more efficient than the average data center PUE of 2.0, which will result in NetApp saving $7.3 million a year. NetApp’s energy efficiency improvements will also result in reducing CO2 by 93,000 tons a year, which is equivalent to removing 15,400 cars from the road. ” …

Via NetApp: Energy-Efficient Data Center

Data Center Temperature Management

Posted in ashrae, energy-efficiency, raging-wire, regulation, temperature-control on September 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy efficiency strategies at Raging Wire include shifting the temperature setpoint to ASHRAE maxmium. …

… “Kennedy explained that RagingWire seeks to maintain the ASHRAE-recommended temperature for the datacenter, the highest temperature possible that still ensures systems won’t overheat. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Carbon regs will drive datacenter change

The Hidden Data Center Strategy

Posted in data-center, data-center-consolidation, dell, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, hidden-data-center, infrastructure, it-strategy, productivity, server-virtualization, temperature-control, virtualization on March 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell launches next-generation data center infrastructure products that improve energy efficiency and positions the company to support green IT strategies through the concept of the hidden (untapped, unrealized) data center. …

… “Dell’s Reveal Your Hidden Data Center strategy focuses on server virtualization and consolidation, decommissioning out-of-use equipment, refreshing legacy systems, finding the optimal data center temperature, utilizing containment and moving cooling closer to IT to help businesses improve productivity and energy efficiency in their existing data centers. ” …

Via Dell: New Data Center Infrastructure Products

Data Center Energy and Utilization Analysis

Posted in analysis, cooling-system, energy-monitoring, ibm, power-utilization, temperature-control, utilization on October 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM tool creates analysis of data center temperature gradients. …

Mining Logs for Energy Efficiency

Posted in data-center, energy-efficiency, log-management, power-consumption, power-utilization, search, server-utilization, software, splunk, temperature-control, utilization on October 20th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Software technique to mining logs for understanding utilization rates, power usage, and data center temperature gradient to increase energy efficiency. …

… “Simple yet powerful searches let you correlate physical server utilization with power consumption and temperature within different parts of the datacenter so that you can identify and address inefficiencies. ” …

Via Splunk: Green Datacenter