SynapSense White Papers

White Papers

Browse our library of white papers and presentations on various topics relating to data center cooling control and optimization.

 

Title Date and Author Description
Optimizing Airflow and Reducing Energy in Legacy Data Centers December 3, 2014

Brett Illers CEM, CRM, MBA
Program Manager Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
Yahoo

Mr. Illers is responsible for developing methods to reduce data center energy use and securing cost effective and sustainable power sources for Yahoo’s data center footprint. Prior to his tenure at Yahoo Brett spent 14 years as a consultant specializing in energy efficiency and renewable portfolio development for the Commercial, Industrial and Institutional sector.

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Capacity Management via DCIM: Real-Time Data Center Intelligence Pays Off August 2014

Panduit

Capacity planning is one of the most difficult aspects of building a data center today, given the complexity and number of variables to consider. Proactive capacity management ensures optimal availability of four critical data center resources: rack space, power, cooling and network connectivity.

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Empowering Customer Success through Operational Transparency May 2014

Amaya Souarez, VP Datacenters, CyrusOne

CyrusOne: Leveraging SynapSense to Improve Efficiency & Sustainability.

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451 Research Group Report May 8, 2014

Analyst: Rhonda Ascierto,
451 Research

Panduit buys SynapSense to widen its reach in DCIM and the Internet of Things.

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Retrofitting a 13-Year-Old Data Center to Improve Cooling Efficiency September/October, 2013

Ambrose McNevin, Datacenter Dynamics

Equinix’s 13-year-old data center in Singapore gets a new lease on life.

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New Approaches to Energy & Cooling Efficiency in Data Centers – Presentation May 15, 2013

Jeff Fitch, Director of Product Management, SynapSense

Learn how the greatest energy savings are derived from a well-managed program of data collection, analysis, informed operational improvements, and automation to maintain optimized conditions.

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Data Centers and Disasters White Paper February 1, 2013

SynapSense Corporation

SynapSense® Environmental Monitoring™ provides the visibility you need with alerts and alarms to let you know if a disastrous trend has been triggered so you can take action, even remotely, to remedy the situation quickly.

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Reliability Improved Through Wireless Monitoring and Control – Case Study March 16, 2012

Dennis Kniery, CFM, Manager Energy Programs, DFW Consulting

Cost effective monitoring solutions for data center environments.

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Raised Floor Cooling Optimization Utilizing Manual and Automatic Control October 20, 2011

Presented by Ray Pfeifer

Learn how to optimize raised floor cooling using both manual and automated control and see savings of up to 50% of cooling costs from validated case studies.

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Data Center Cooling Optimization Case Study Results October 2011

Datacenter Dynamics Conference in Singapore

Presented by Ray Pfeifer

Learn how to optimize raised floor cooling using both manual and automated control and see savings of up to 50% of cooling costs from validated case studies.

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SynapSense Case Study by GE Capital April 2011

 

GE Capital’s case study about SynapSense and the collaboration with GE Energy Financial Services.

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U.S. Department of Energy Germantown HQ Data Center Energy Assessment Presentation March 31, 2011

Ray Pfeifer

William Tschudi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ray Pfeifer Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Leadership Groups’ Data Center Efficiency Initiative, presented at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Green Data Centre Forum in Singapore on March 31, 2011.

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2011 Raised Floor Tune-Up, How to Get the Most from Your Infrastructure Presented By: Julian Rachman, PE, LEED AP, DFW Consulting Group, Inc.

Ray Pfeifer

This case study takes place in a 65,000 square foot data center in Texas wherein SynapSense teams with DFW consulting to deploy over 7000 sensors and employs SynapSense Active Control™ to save 1.8MW of energy.

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GSA NITC Data Center Energy Efficiency Assessment and Air Flow Optimization Report February 3, 2011

Prepared For: Kevin Powell, GSA and Ronnie Jones, USDA

By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Assessor: Ray Pfeifer

This assessment and airflow optimization project for the USDA NTIC Data Center in St. Louis, Missouri was sponsored by the GSA and performed by SynapSense Corporation under contract with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit September 2010 A Technology Case Study Bulletin by the U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency September 2010 A Technology Case Study Bulletin by U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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U.S. Department of Energy HQ Data Center Energy Assessment Presentation June 1, 2010

Prepared For: Will Lintner, Team Lead, Climate Actions, DOE
By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Assessor: Ray Pfeifer

This assessment project for the DOE Headquarters Data Center in Germantown, Maryland was sponsored by the Department of Energy’s, Federal Energy Management Program and performed by LBNL and SynapSense Corporation under contract with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Stanford University Power Usage Effectiveness Case Study November 5, 2009

Joyce Dickerson, Director, Sustainable IT

Stanford University

Satellite Server Rooms: How Efficient Are They?
This presentation explores primary cooling methods, energy efficiency by cooling method, identifying room efficiencies, and creating facility design guides.Download Now
RagingWire SVLG Case Study October 2009 Maximizing Cooling Efficiency in a Concurrently Maintainable and Fault Tolerant Data Center
This case study demonstrates RagingWire’s approach to improving efficiency of the chilled water and cooling system from end to end and describes RagingWire’s approach to the ASHRAE standards and the air equation while maintaining a fault tolerant, concurrently maintainable data center.Download Now
Sensor Selection for Wireless Sensor Networks May 2009

Dick Alderman, VP Sensor Engineering

Wireless sensor networks are being deployed to monitor a wide range of environments. Site facility Power Use Effectiveness (PUE) is critical in these deployments. Sensor parameters require a careful study for performance, energy use, calibration, footprint, interface, intrusiveness, standards, and ease of deployment.

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Save Energy Now in High Performance Computer Centers January 13, 2009

Dale Sartor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ed Ritenour, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

This presentation provides information on a variety of methods used to save energy in computer centers with high-performance IT equipment.

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Save Energy Now in HP Super Computer Centers November 20, 2008

Dale Sartor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Super computer power consumption is expected to double every 3-4 years, while functionality is expected to increase four times every three years.

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Recapturing Stranded Assets: Case Study of a Resource Efficient Data Center Retrofit and Expansion September 18, 2008

Labs21 Conference

Mark Hydeman, PE, FASHRAE, Taylor Engineering

David Edgar, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

Presented at the Lab21 Conference in 2008, this presentation provides case study results of a data center retrofit and expansion to aid in recapturing stranded assets.

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Yahoo! Wireless Sensor Network Adaptive Cooling September 2008

Presented by Christina Page, Yahoo!

Ray Pfeifer

This white paper discusses the results of the effectiveness of the wireless sensor network and adaptive cooling alternatives for data centers through on-site measurement and evaluation of system performance.

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SynapSense Sensor Technology Cuts Yahoo’s Cooling Bills August 14, 2008

Analysts: Jeff Paschke, Andy Lawrence

In the drive to make datacenters more energy efficient, many operators have been assessing the use of intelligent or dynamic cooling. The goal is to make more extensive use of variable frequency drives, with the optimal amount of cooling targeted at exactly where it is needed, in real-time and under automated control. In this way, overprovisioning of cooling can be reduced dramatically.

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Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Wireless Energy Efficiency Keys Initiative U.S. Department of Energy Ways of using wireless technology to help you reduce energy usage at your facility.

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Towards a Greener Data Center: Tools & Techniques July 21, 2008

Gregory Bell, Acting Chief Technology Architect, IT Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

This presentation provides tools and techniques for data centers to improve PUE, airflow, and lessen the carbon footprint. Using a data center in a case study, the presentation also features the SynapSense environmental monitoring system.

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Co-existence and Security July 2008

Dr. Raju Pandey, CTO, SynapSense

SynapSense wireless sensor network (WSN) solutions extend the enterprise IT infrastructure to key equipment, products, and facilities. They can monitor everything from specific equipment to global environmental conditions.

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2008 ASHRAE Environmental Guidelines for Datacom Equipment, Expanding the Recommended Environmental Envelope 2008

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

The current recommended environmental envelope for IT Equipment is listed in Table 2.1 of the 2004-referenced ASHRAE Datacom book [1]. These recommended conditions as well as the allowable conditions refer to the inlet air entering the datacom equipment.

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Wireless Sensor Technology for Data Centers Richard Oberg and Ed Sanchez, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Patricia Nealon, SynapSense Corporation

This paper describes the development and impacts of a new wireless sensor technology for data centers. Due to the critical nature of data processing equipment, and a lack of detailed real-time information on conditions within data centers, most facilities are over-cooled significantly to compensate for hot and cold spots within the building.

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Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency, Public Law 109-431 August 2, 2007

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Program

The United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this report in response to the request from Congress stated in Public Law 109-431. This report assesses current trends in energy use and energy costs of data centers and servers in the U.S. and outlines existing and emerging opportunities for improved energy efficiency.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Data Center Air Management Report December 12, 2006

Project Manager: Stephen Fok, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Prepared By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Rumsey Engineers, Inc.

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate to data center designers and operators the operational and energy benefits of thoughtful and efficient data center air management techniques.

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