Energy Efficiency Display

07/26/2011 - 1:25pm to 1:45pm
Main Seminar Room - ML
Emerson Hannon

Emerson Hannon, Villanova University

Abstract:  PUE or Power Usage Effectiveness is a metric that was developed and created by The Green Grid™.  PUE determines the efficiency of a data center by using the ratio of total facility power to IT equipment power.  The new data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, NWSC, has been constructed to be one of the most efficient data centers of its time. This project investigated PUE and other metrics such as CUE (Carbon Usage Effectiveness) and WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) for both the new NWSC data center and the existing Mesa Lab in Boulder, Colorado.  Real data from over the years was examined at the Mesa Lab, and simulated data was examined for the NWSC.  The results will be used to educate the general public and other data centers on the importance of data center efficiency.  

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Presented on July 26, 2011 at NCAR