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EVENT NOTICE
THURSDAY MAY 11TH, 2017

VIEGA, NASHUA, NH


TOPIC Data Center Cooling Efficiency:  Modern IT equipment has created new cooling related problems unforeseen just a few years ago. As computer manufacturers continue to improve computer performance by a factor of 3 every 2 years, the power efficiency of these devices has not kept pace. This fact represents unique cooling challenges in the data center that will continue well into the future. When considering energy efficiency, it is common to find that of the total amount of power entering the data center, 50% of it is used to power the IT related equipment, while remaining 50% is dominated by the power required to drive the cooling system. Further, data centers typically have 2.6 times the cooling capacity required to cool the data center and still report “hot spots”, resulting in significant energy inefficiencies. Improved thermal efficiency in the data center represents a significant opportunity for energy savings and overall reduction in greenhouse gases.  The application of CFD modeling to optimize the cooling design within the data center is well proven, and according to a recent EPA study, has the potential to save up to 30% in annual operating costs representing an estimated $2 billion per year in the US alone.
In this session students from the University of New Hampshire will use CFD modeling techniques to review two data centers located on the State of NH IT campus at Hazen Drive to model potential energy savings improvements and return on investment.


Speaker Biography: UNH Student teams. There will be two teams presenting findings and analysis obtained by building, analyzing, and then determining possible improvements to existing data centers at the State of NH facilities in Concord NH



Schedule:
5:00 Social
6:00 Dinner
6:45 Presentation
7:45 Discussion and questions
8:00 Adjournment




TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT Rick Knowlton:
Knowlton, Rick rknowlton@buckleyonline.com
or
Reservations can also be made by paying in advance via PayPal: http://www.nhashrae.org./paypal-1
Cost:  Members $40   ●   Guest & late registration $45   ●   Student $20
ASHRAE is a non-profit and consequentially cancellations must be charged
* please note the special price change for this event due to venue and food charge

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Note:  For those that are interested in becoming more active with our local Granite State Chapter of ASHRAE, there are committees position and potentially committee chair person positions available for 2016-2017 year.

 

 

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