Optimizing Today’s Data Centers: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Advanced Technology Projects
SESSION: Data Centers II
EVENT TYPE: Exhibitor Forum
TIME: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
ABSTRACT: This presentation will present proven methodologies for the successful execution of data center projects from concept to commissioning, based on 25 years of experience gained by a leading designer and builder of mission critical facilities. In the past 20 years, rapid growth in advanced technology industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing, have required architectural/engineering firms to solve complex problems regarding airflow management, temperature and humidity control, and high-reliability power systems. High-density server applications pose similar challenges for today’s data center designers. Many data centers include sophisticated air handling systems, airside/waterside economizers, advanced control systems, and sustainable energy features. Data center designs are witnessing the benefits of airflow modeling, air management concepts, and system analysis tools, developed and tested for other types of industrial facilities. This presentation will share experience gained in advanced technology and R&D facility design that directly applies to design strategies for a new class of industrial data centers.