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Title: DCDM1: Lessons Learned from the World's Most Energy Efficient Data Center

Abstract

This presentation discusses the holistic approach to design the world's most energy-efficient data center, which is located at the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This high-performance computing (HPC) data center has achieved a trailing twelve-month average power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.04 and features a chiller-less design, component-level warm-water liquid cooling, and waste heat capture and reuse. We provide details of the demonstrated PUE and energy reuse effectiveness (ERE) and lessons learned during four years of production operation. Recent efforts to dramatically reduce the water footprint will also be discussed. Johnson Controls partnered with NREL and Sandia National Laboratories to deploy a thermosyphon cooler (TSC) as a test bed at NREL's HPC data center that resulted in a 50% reduction in water usage during the first year of operation. The Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System (TCHS) integrates the control of a dry heat rejection device with an open cooling tower.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Johnson Controls
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1436572
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-2C00-70433
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at Data Center World Global 2018, 12-15 March 2018, San Antonio, Texas
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; energy-efficient data center; high-performance computing; HPC; power usage effectiveness; PUE; energy reuse effectiveness; ERE; thermosyphon cooler; TSC; Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System; TCHS

Citation Formats

Sickinger, David E, Van Geet, Otto D, and Carter, Thomas. DCDM1: Lessons Learned from the World's Most Energy Efficient Data Center. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Sickinger, David E, Van Geet, Otto D, & Carter, Thomas. DCDM1: Lessons Learned from the World's Most Energy Efficient Data Center. United States.
Sickinger, David E, Van Geet, Otto D, and Carter, Thomas. Thu . "DCDM1: Lessons Learned from the World's Most Energy Efficient Data Center". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436572.
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