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Cooling the Cloud: Binghamton PhD Student Sets Sights on Improving DataCenter Efficiency

Data centers — large clusters of servers that power cloud computing operations, e-commerce and more — are one of the largest and fastest-growing consumers of electricity in the United States. The industry has been shifting from open-air cooling of these … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Get a Better DataCenter Model

by Yevgeniy Sverdlik There are few better ways to get an idea of how a data center will behave when something is changed in the environment before actually applying the change than having a sophisticated, accurate virtual model of the … Continue reading

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How to Calibrate a Data Center

What is a Valid Data Center Model? An Introduction to Calibration for Modeling & Simulation Future Facilities’ CTO Mark Seymour publishes the first in a series of white-papers discussing model refinement and calibration when predictively modeling a data center Download the … Continue reading

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CFD Modeling and Simulation Can Help Maximize Datacenter Performance

By Maryellen Lo Bosco By analyzing air flow, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools can help facility managers maximize data center capacity. While data center infrastructure management (DCIM) has good value, supplementing it with CFD modeling provides a higher level of … Continue reading

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The Calibrated Data Center

  It seems like a day doesn’t go by where I don’t read something about Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC). While nobody seems to have settled on an actual definition of what a true SDDC is supposed to do, the … Continue reading

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Datacenter Case Study – Minimizing lost IT loading capacity through the virtual facility approach

by Sherman Ikemoto The initial capital cost of a data center facility runs anywhere from $10 to $30 million per megawatt of IT capacity. Despite these high costs, the average data center strands between 25% to 40% of its IT loading … Continue reading

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Continuous Modeling ( #datacenter continuous modeling )

Posted by: Margaret Rouse Continuous modeling is an approach to data center management that supplements infrastructure management (DCIM) tools with engineering simulation tools. Traditional DCIM management tools provide administrators with a federated view of an organization’s building management system (BMS), IT asset management … Continue reading

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