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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 via #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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@TheGreenGrid New #DataCenter Metric – Performance Indicator – Explained

The Green Grid published PUE in 2007. Since then, the metric has become widely used in the data center industry. Not only is it a straightforward way to take a pulse of a data center’s electrical & mechanical infrastructure efficiency, but … 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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#DCIM Correct use of CFD & Engineering Simulation for #DataCenter Operation

CFD and Simulation paves the way for a predictive deployment process that exploits all of the good data from DCIM, but puts the operator on the front foot. It doesn’t even require a significant departure from current working practices: Predict – Predict the … Continue reading

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3 Pillars of Modern #DataCenter Operations

Physical Principles The last of the three pillars involves applying knowledge of the physical laws, engineering designs, and technological constraints affecting reliable delivery of power and cooling in the facility. Because data centers are constantly changing, and because of the … Continue reading

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The start of something great…

At Future Facilities, we believe that successful design and operation of any data center lies in predicting and quantifying the engineering impact of change. We are extremely proud to have ES2 and State University of New York, Binghamton, as our … Continue reading

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