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Method and System for Dynamically Controlling Dampers in Perforated Floor Tiles in Data Centers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198297D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for dynamically controlling dampers in perforated floor tiles, providing optimum cooling to equipment in data centers.

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Method and System for Dynamically Controlling Dampers in Perforated Floor Tiles in Data Centers

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically controlling dampers in perforated floor tiles, providing optimum cooling to equipment in data centers.

In accordance with the method disclosed herein, hot spots are determined in a data center. The method employs existing techniques for thermal monitoring and creating three dimensional thermal maps of the data center in order to determine specific hot spots in the data center. For example, thermal measurement sensors are employed for obtaining thermal parameters associated with various equipment in the data center. The information pertaining to the hot spots is stored in a central repository.

Further, the method also associates perforated floor tiles with one or more equipment in the data centers based on location of the perforated floor tiles in the data center. Additionally, the method also maintains technical specification of each damper in the perforated tiles. These technical specifications are stored in the central repository. Accordingly, a damper is remotely controlled based on its technical specification.

Using the information stored in the central repository, a model is created for establishing how control settings of cooling devices and spatial distribution of workload affect temperature distribution of the data center. Further, a set of constraints and objectives regarding the relative desirability of achievi...