Electrical Efficiency Modeling for Data Centers

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Conventional models for estimating electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Estimates of electrical losses are typically made by summing the inefficiencies of various electrical devices, such as power and cooling equipment.

This paper describes the major sources of data center inefficiency and explains why many of the values commonly used for estimating equipment inefficiency are inaccurate. Also, learn about a simple, more accurate efficiency model that provides a rational basis to identify and quantify waste in power and cooling equipment.

Schneider Electric
Feb 8, 2021
Jan 1, 2006
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