Controlling Heat In Large Data Centers With Improved Techniques
At the Georgia Institute of Technology, researchers are using a 1,100-square-foot simulated data center to optimize cooling strategies and develop new heat transfer models that can be used by the designers of future facilities and equipment. The goal is to reduce the portion of electricity used to cool data center equipment by as much as 15 percent.
“How these are arranged is very important to how much cooling power will be required,” Joshi said. “There are ways to rearrange equipment within data centers to promote better air flow and greater energy efficiency, and we are exploring ways to improve those.”
Our research on a single PC air cooling using variations of air fans and pulsation provides some insight into the problem of optimization of heat transfer in a complex geometrical conditions.