Energy Impact of Increased Server Inlet Temperature

Energy Impact of Increased Server Inlet Temperature

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The quest for efficiency improvement raises questions regarding the optimal air temperature for data centers. The ASHRAE TC-9.9 committee has recently adopted an extension of the recommended thermal envelope for server inlet temperature and humidity. A popular hypothesis suggests that total energy demands should diminish as the server inlet temperatures increase. This paper tests that hypothesis through the development of a composite power consumption baseline for a mixture of servers as a function of inlet temperature and applying this data to a variety of cooling architectures.

 

Vendor:
Schneider Electric
Posted:
09 Oct 2013
Published:
06 Oct 2011
Format:
PDF
Length:
12 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English
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