Alternative layouts for air distribution improvement of a computing data center

F. J. Wang, Chi-ming Lai, Y. S. Huang, J. S. Huang

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Abstract

In this study, numerical simulation by using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes were conducted to investigate the influence of alternative layouts for air distribution in a full scale newly constructed data center. Through the simulation of different airflow distribution patterns in the data center, the optimum practice for cooling airflow arrangement can be identified easily. The simulation results also revealed that the best practice with a vertical under floor cooling architecture can provide satisfactory airflow distribution and thermal management. Higher cooling performance can be achieved by providing better separation of cold and hot aisle stream. Rack cooling index (RCI) has been used to evaluate the cooling performance of environmental conditions for the data center facility. Numerical study through CFD simulation can not only identify the best practice for airflow distribution, but also provide the energy-efficient and cost-effective HVAC system specific for data center facility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro Nano Devices, Structure and Computing Systems II
Pages282-285
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 15
Event2013 2nd International Conference on Micro Nano Devices, Structure and Computing Systems, MNDSCS 2013 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 2013 Jan 232013 Jan 24

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume677
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2013 2nd International Conference on Micro Nano Devices, Structure and Computing Systems, MNDSCS 2013
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period13-01-2313-01-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Wang, F. J., Lai, C., Huang, Y. S., & Huang, J. S. (2013). Alternative layouts for air distribution improvement of a computing data center. In Micro Nano Devices, Structure and Computing Systems II (pp. 282-285). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 677). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.677.282