Thermal metrics for data centers: A critical review

Alfonso Capozzoli, Gianluca Serale, Lucia Liuzzo, Marta Chinnici

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Abstract

Thermal management and air distribution performance are assuming a key role for achieving the energy saving and the IT equipment reliability for data centers (DCs). In recent years, to monitor and to control their variation several thermal performance metrics were introduced. This work presents a critical review on the most important thermal indices for DCs currently used. The main formulas and physical models on which they are based were discussed. Moreover, a critical analysis on the main advantages and drawbacks of each metric is carried out.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB 2014 - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff, Wales
Period1/1/14 → …

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Capozzoli, A., Serale, G., Liuzzo, L., & Chinnici, M. (2014). Thermal metrics for data centers: A critical review. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB 2014, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.401