Data Center energy usage accounts for ~2% of the world’s CO2 emissions, and is growing. Unless this growth can be curtailed, internet access may become a privilege, not a right. Historically Data Centers have been operated at high Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), whereas careful design of the data hall can reduce this figure much closer to the ideal of 1.0.
Mentor’s thermal design software* assists in the design, commissioning, refit and operation of data centers, allowing low PUE to be achieved at low IT asset utilization and ensure that utilization up to design capacity is not lost due to thermal constraints.
* Data center design and optimization capabilities previously only available in FloVENT are now available in FloTHERM v10.