Cooling Energy Consumption Investigation of Data Center IT Room with Vertical Placed Server

Xiaojing Zhang, Theresa Lindberg, N. Xiong, V. Vyatkin, Arash Mousavi

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As energy consumption by cooling data center IT equipment can be over 40% of total energy consumption, efficient cooling for large data centers is essential for reducing operation costs. Modern data centers are complex systems involving IT facilities, power system, cooling and ventilation systems. In our previous work, literature study was made to investigate available data center energy consumption models; and energy consumption models for data center IT room with distributed air flow control were developed. In this paper, the models are further extended and developed to cover the combined distributed air flow control and vertical placed servers in raised floor ventilation system. Simulation of the three types of ventilation systems with Even load, Idle server and Uneven load scenarios showed that significant cooling energy consumed by a traditional ventilation system can be saved by applying the proposed new concept and method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 8th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2016
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Applied Energy - Beijing, China
Duration: 8 Oct 201611 Oct 2016
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameEnergy Procedia
ISSN (Electronic)1876-6102


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Energy
Abbreviated titleICAE


  • air flow
  • data center
  • energy efficiency
  • server rack


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