Active controlled shutter for effective cooling of servers in data center

Tomomichi Noguchi, Hiroaki Nishi

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Abstract

In a data center, the main challenge is dealing with the power consumption of IT equipment and air conditioning (AC) units. To reduce the total energy in a data center, many techniques and approaches have been proposed. These strategies focused on the idle power of servers or controlling AC units while considering the temperature of server racks independently. In this paper, an active controlled shutter that enables the control of cooling airflow was proposed while considering the temperature of servers independently. By using the proposed method, wasted cooling energy could be eliminated. In a simulation of the proposed method, a conventional task assignment method was used, and start-up delays were considered. Additionally, the effect of the active controlled shutter was evaluated. The shutter blocks off cool air from cold aisles by observing the temperature of a server. As a result, the cooling power of the AC can be reduced by preventing the excessive cooling of idle or shut-down servers. An experimental result shows that the proposed method reduced the cooling energy by 22.8 %.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1668-1673
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479917624
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 25
Event41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2015 Nov 92015 Nov 12

Other

Other41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period15/11/915/11/12

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Keywords

  • Active Controlled Shutter
  • Data Center
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management
  • Server Cooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Cite this

Noguchi, T., & Nishi, H. (2016). Active controlled shutter for effective cooling of servers in data center. In IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 1668-1673). [7392341] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392341