Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fujitsu Optimizes Power Utilization in Container Data Centers

Fujitsu Laboratories introduced a power conservation system control technology for optimizing container data centers by closely coordinating the operation of servers and air-conditioning (A/C) systems. Fujitsu improves the power utilization by cutting the electricity usage of A/C equipment through external ambient air and other measures. The design employs servers that lack internal fans. In the conventional approach to A/C management, A/C systems and servers inside the containers are controlled independently, thereby making it difficult to efficiently cool fan-less servers. Prototype models of container data centers equipped with this new technology were able to achieve a reduction in total energy consumption of up to 40%.

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