June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: Chips to Bricks: An Integrated Approach to Data Center Efficiency
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Room:   Hall 2
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Speakers:   Nicolas Dubé, Hewlett-Packard
  Steve Hammond, NREL
Abstract:   In this talk we present a holistic, integrated "chips to bricks" approach to data center energy efficiency. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), we recently completed construction of a new warm-water, liquid cooled data center. This data center is designed to achieve an annualized average PUE of 1.06, which would make it the most energy efficient in the world. The data center uses evaporative cooling rather than mechanical chillers and the waste heat generated by the HPC system is captured and used as the primary heat source for the building office space and laboratories. Developed by HP, a new component level liquid cooled HPC system ties into NREL high-voltage electrical distribution, for increased efficiency. The new data center cost less to build than comparable data centers and will be much cheaper to operate. Lastly, we describe how the new HPC infrastructure, job scheduler and data center are all integrated together and how we will manage energy consumption and workload in a broader context, including demand response and renewable energy sources, towards the ultimate goal of a net-zero datacenter.  
Program may be subject to changes.