Tag Archives: CFD

3 Ways #DataCenters Can Use #CFD Modeling Right Now

You may have heard about computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling when it comes to the design of high-performance Formula 1 racecars. By using CFD modeling to maximize down-flow forces while minimizing friction – for the racecar body and smaller “wings and struts” – Formula 1 produces a winning combination.

In a similar manner, CFD can be used in today’s data centers during design, capacity planning, troubleshooting and day-to-day operations. It can be used to properly develop the best design and operations solutions throughout the entire data center ecosystem, from the micro environment (chips) to enclosure environments (cabinets and containment) to the macro environment (computer white space and the entire data center hall). Continue reading

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Science could make fire suppression safe #datacenter #simulation

Data centers have had a problem with fire suppression systems. While trying to remove the threat of fire damage, they have actually introduced dangers of their own. These systems operate by flooding the data center with inert gas, preventing fire … Continue reading

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#Datacenter Operational Planning with #Engineering #Simulation

In this third and final video of the series, we discuss the importance of ongoing Operational Planning on the thermal performance of your facility, and how engineering simulation can help you mitigate risk to your data center’s IT equipment.  

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#DataCenter Efficiency – Using #CFD Simulation to Optimize Cooling in Design & Operation

Modern Simulation Software for Data Centers. Source: Future Facilities   Energy is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) cost factors associated with data center operations, and represents the highest year over year growth rate. Unfortunately the efficient use … Continue reading

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Airflow Management Can Help #DataCenter Operators Realize Robust Energy Savings

Upsite Technologies’ “4 R’s” Approach to Airflow Management Shown to Lower PUE and Increase Equipment Reliability Holistic Methodology to Improve Computer Room Airflow Management Can Help Data Center Operators Realize Robust Energy Savings and Improve the Environment, as shown by … Continue reading

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Data Centers aren’t doing enough to be green

Most data centers are running well below capacity and hiding inefficiencies with green heat transfer initiatives Posted by Ben Rossi on 4 May 2016 – InformationAge The technology boom of the last ten years has seen people’s reliance on data centers increase … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Value of Calibrating #DataCenter #CFD Models

Why should you care about engineering simulation and calibration in your data center? Future Facilities has teamed up with the Center for Energy-Smart Electronics Systems (ES2) to uncover the true value of calibrating a virtual facility model from thermal and … Continue reading

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