Shutter control for cooling air flow management in data center servers

Tomomichi Noguchi, Janaka Wijekoon, Yogendra Joshi, Minami Yoda, Hiroaki Nishi

研究成果: Conference contribution

3 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

The growth of energy consumption in data centers is becoming one of the significant problems all over the world. The power usage of IT devices and air-conditioning (AC) units accounts for up to three-quarters of total energy consumption in typical data centers. This study discusses the effectiveness of using shutter-controlled air flow management to control cold air flow into the servers. It can impact the power consumption of both, the servers and the AC units. A raised floor data center has two types of aisles - cold and hot. In most cases, excessive volumes of cold air are pumped into the servers using cold aisles. We are proposing the utilization of a shutter to control the air flow and reduce wastage while preventing damage due to increased CPU temperature. The shutter is intended to control the air flow and maintain the temperature appropriately according to the workload of the servers. We evaluated the proposed system for controlling the flow of air into the servers. The results show that cold air volumes can be reduced by up to 92% while maintaining appropriate control of CPU temperature.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society
出版社IEEE Computer Society
ページ5591-5596
ページ数6
ISBN(電子版)9781509034741
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 12 21
イベント42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 - Florence, Italy
継続期間: 2016 10 242016 10 27

出版物シリーズ

名前IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Other

Other42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016
国/地域Italy
CityFlorence
Period16/10/2416/10/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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