Effect of rack server population on temperatures in data centers

  title={Effect of rack server population on temperatures in data centers},
  author={Rajat Ghosh and Vikneshan Sundaralingam and Yogendra K. Joshi},
  journal={13th InterSociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems},
To reduce energy wastage during equipment upgrades that require changing the number of servers inside a rack, this paper investigates the effect of the server population of a rack on air temperatures in a data center facility. A rack-level containment system was implemented and air temperatures in cold and hot aisles with different numbers of servers were measured. A computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based numerical model is used to study the air flow field. In addition, this paper includes… CONTINUE READING
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