CANCELLED Bytes and BTUs: Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Energy Efficient Data Center
TimeTuesday, July 248:05am - 8:35am
DescriptionIn this presentation we will discuss our holistic approach to design energy efficient data centers, which led to the world’s most energy efficient data center, operated at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in Golden, Colorado. The 10MW HPC data center has an average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.03 and features a chiller-less design, component-level warm-water liquid cooling, and waste heat capture and re-use. We provide details of the demonstrated PUE and Energy Reuse Effectiveness (ERE), adventures in water chemistry, and lessons learned during four years of production operation. Finally, we discuss new efforts to dramatically reduce the water footprint in the data center and a new project to demonstrate a proof of concept carbon-free data center of the future, using renewable energy and hydrogen fuel cells.