Development of an IT Equipment Lumped Capacitance Parameter Database for Transient Data Center Simulations


DEMETRIOU D. W. , Erden H. S. , Khalifa H. E. , SCHMIDT R. R.

14th InterSociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), Florida, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 27 - 30 Mayıs 2014, ss.1330-1337 identifier identifier

  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/itherm.2014.6892434
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Florida
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1330-1337

Özet

The transient behavior of IT equipment can be represented by a lumped thermal capacitance for use in data center level transient thermal simulations. Previous work has proposed a mathematical methodology to extract the necessary lumped capacitance parameters, the server's time constant and heat transfer effectiveness, via air temperature measurements. This work describes and experimentally tests that proposed methodology to introduce a possible approach for developing an easy-to-use database of lumped capacitance characteristics for use in transient thermal simulations. The database will allow the user to select the appropriate transient parameters based on characteristics that do not require an "autopsy" of each-and-every server in the data center. Experiments are conducted to provide representative transient parameters which classify the servers by mass density and operating air flow rate. The paper describes the experimental methodology in detail to allow for the easy addition of other IT equipment or future server generations.