Thermal management of data centres-effect of CRAC location and flow rate on the performance of data centres

Babak Fakhim, Faraz Rind Baloch, Srinarayana Nagarathinam, Masud Behnia, Steve Armfield

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Abstract

IT equipment and systems, housed in data centres, consume a considerable amount of energy. Most of the electrical energy consumed by the data centre IT equipment is released in the form of heat. Cooling issues will have a significant impact on the thermal manageability and energy efficiency of the cooling infrastructure. In this paper, a numerical analysis of flow and temperature distribution of a raised-floor data centre is conducted in order to evaluate the thermal performance of the data centre. The effect of the computer room air conditioning (CRAC) location and flow rate on the data centre performance in investigated using thermodynamic-based performance metrics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied mechanics and materials
Place of PublicationZurich, Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages130-137
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783038350682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, ACCM - 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 Oct 20134 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume553
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, ACCM - 2013
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period3/10/134/10/13

Keywords

  • CRAC
  • Data centre cooling
  • Performance metric
  • Rack
  • Thermal management

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