The world data center energy consumption has been growing rapidly and currently is estimated at 1,7–2,2% of the world-wide electricity consumption. Achieving sustainability in this sector calls for development new energy efficient strategies and measures. Current research deals with development of holistic operation i.e. operation, where all essential processes such as data processing, cooling and power delivery and supply (including renewable energy sources) are optimized a coordinated. Testing of modern operational strategies, which is necessary for development and commissioning, is not possible during the regular operation due to the risk of limitation of the services or outage of the data center operation. Any outage of the data center is related with financial and reputation losses. Therefore, the testing is extremely limited. Alternatively, building energy simulation may offer “safe” testing environment for advanced control algorithms and accelerate their implementation in practice. This paper describes a novel workflow for testing of modern control algorithm and new application of building energy simulation of data center.
|Translated title of the contribution||Holistic data center operation: Methodology for commissioning of multi-domain data center management using building energy simulation|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Vytapeni, Vetrani, Instalace|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|