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Reducing the data center cooling costs is an effective way of reducing power consumption and energy costs

Energy Efficiency with CFD Integration

Energy efficiency is a key for future data center growth. Less than half the power used by a typical data center powers its IT equipment. Reducing the data center cooling costs is an effective way of reducing power consumption and energy costs.

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The data center energy efficiency solution is a plug-in for Datacenter Clarity LC ® that uses managed assets to provide accurate temperature and air-flow predictions. This lets you identify inefficient devices and hotspots prior to implementation and upgrades. Simulation can be used to modify your data center facility infrastructure in a no-risk virtual environment to perform “what-if?” scenarios before you commit to actual changes.

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Benefits of CFD

  • Greatly diminish capital costs by eliminating the over design of mechanical infrastructure
  • Improve you datacenter life expectancy by using the proper cooling method while increasing your existing AC system performance
  • Augment your energy efficiency by optimizing your datacenter arrangement and server placement to eliminate hotspots that cause overcooling
  • Easily calculate your zero cooling run-time by performing a transient analysis that shows you how long it will take before the room overheats
  • Guarantee your AC redundancy to ensure that your AC units properly cool the datacenter under all failure scenarios
  • Determine your spot and room cooling limits by simulating various datacenter and density scenarios
  • Predict future cooling problems by simulating planned server installation locations
  • Eliminate doubts by creating a datacenter model that is accurate to within 1 degree celsius of your room’s future layout

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The energy efficiency solution leverages MAYA-developed computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) analysis technology. Our CFD technology has been used for over 20 years in a variety of industries. The CFD module is fully embedded within Datacenter Clarity LC ® (it is not a 3rd party add-on module). This tool lets you determine the most energy efficient configuration possible given your requirements and asset base, before implementation and upgrades.

  • Get temperature and airflow predictions
  • Identify inefficient devices and hotspots
  • Take into account under floor obstructions to evaluate tile flow distribution

To learn more, please visit Maya HTT’s CFD analysis information page.

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