This is a bit of a follow up to my previous blog about the FloVENT analysis of the Mentor Graphics Data Centers in Wilsonville, OR and Shannon, Ireland.
Well the one in Shannon, Ireland has been online for a while now, and our Wilsonville, OR data center is scheduled to come online December 2012. Of course, it will take some time to start shifting equipment and IT load to the new data center from the smaller sites across the US. But, within a short amount of time we will hopefully have some real data to compare to the simulation results FloVENT had provided us. To me, working for a software company, in the mechanical analysis department, getting real data to compare simulation results to is the hardest thing. Any experimental data I see is from customers, and is always proprietary. This is one time where the experimental data is ours, so I think it is exciting to be able to bring our design and analysis full circle by seeing some real world results. It should make for some good blogs/papers/articles in the future, so stay tuned.
Related to this data center project, recently I was asked to present at the ASME chapter in Dallas Texas, and the vice chair thought Data Centers design would be a good topic. Luckily I had my presentation from Semitherm on our data center design, so I have plenty of material to talk about on this. If you live in the Dallas area and are a ASME member, come check out my talk.
The talk is next week, on Tuesday January 8th, in Plano Texas (3115 W. Parker Rd, Ste 400). The meeting starts at 5:30 pm and my presentation is scheduled to start at 7 pm.
I hope to see you there!