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Title: Adaptive Environmentally Contained Power and Cooling IT Infrastructure for the Data Center

Abstract

The objectives of this program were to research and develop a fully enclosed Information Technology (IT) rack system for 100 kilowatts (KW) of IT load that provides its own internal power and cooling with High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC defined as 480 volt) and chilled water as the primary inputs into the system and accepts alternative energy power sources such as wind and solar. For maximum efficiency, internal power to the IT equipment uses distributed High Voltage Direct Current power (HVDC defined as 360-380 volt) from the power source to the IT loads. The management scheme aggressively controls energy use to insure the best utilization of available power and cooling resources. The solution incorporates internal active management controls that not only optimizes the system environment for the given dynamic IT loads and changing system conditions, but also interfaces with data center Building Management Systems (BMS) to provide a complete end-to-end view of power and cooling chain. This technology achieves the goal of a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.25, resulting in a 38% reduction in the total amount of energy needed to support a 100KW IT load compared to current data center designs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hewlett-Packard Company, Houston, TX; Eaton Corporation, Raleigh, NC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1044592
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE0002893-1
TRN: US201214%%697
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002893
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ALTERNATING CURRENT; DIRECT CURRENT; EFFICIENCY; MANAGEMENT; WATER; BUILDINGS; power usage effectiveness; datacenter; IT containment systems; multi-rack thermal control; cycloconverter; high voltage direct current

Citation Formats

Mann, Ron, and Chavez, Miguel, E. Adaptive Environmentally Contained Power and Cooling IT Infrastructure for the Data Center. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1044592.
Mann, Ron, & Chavez, Miguel, E. Adaptive Environmentally Contained Power and Cooling IT Infrastructure for the Data Center. United States. doi:10.2172/1044592.
Mann, Ron, and Chavez, Miguel, E. Wed . "Adaptive Environmentally Contained Power and Cooling IT Infrastructure for the Data Center". United States. doi:10.2172/1044592. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1044592.
@article{osti_1044592,
title = {Adaptive Environmentally Contained Power and Cooling IT Infrastructure for the Data Center},
author = {Mann, Ron and Chavez, Miguel, E.},
abstractNote = {The objectives of this program were to research and develop a fully enclosed Information Technology (IT) rack system for 100 kilowatts (KW) of IT load that provides its own internal power and cooling with High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC defined as 480 volt) and chilled water as the primary inputs into the system and accepts alternative energy power sources such as wind and solar. For maximum efficiency, internal power to the IT equipment uses distributed High Voltage Direct Current power (HVDC defined as 360-380 volt) from the power source to the IT loads. The management scheme aggressively controls energy use to insure the best utilization of available power and cooling resources. The solution incorporates internal active management controls that not only optimizes the system environment for the given dynamic IT loads and changing system conditions, but also interfaces with data center Building Management Systems (BMS) to provide a complete end-to-end view of power and cooling chain. This technology achieves the goal of a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.25, resulting in a 38% reduction in the total amount of energy needed to support a 100KW IT load compared to current data center designs.},
doi = {10.2172/1044592},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
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