Enabling New Data Center Technology With Simulation-Based Digital Twins
When: 30 March 2021, Tuesday 3:00 pm
In the past year, data center operators have been under tremendous pressure to deliver more processing throughput in less space with greater efficiency. Existing facilities need to be upgraded to support higher power densities and utilize the latest technologies such as liquid cooling, but how to avoid expensive mistakes and deliver the best solutions ‘right-first-time’ and in less time?
As a data center designer or operator, you’ll be familiar with many of the following challenges in your everyday work:
- Choice of room layout, cooling and containment
- Allocating IT loads between cabinets
- Avoiding ‘Stranded Capacity’ (unusable space/power)
- Ensuring maximum availability and resiliency
- Optimizing data center efficiency (DCIE/PUE)
- Planning for equipment refreshes and maintenance
- Conducting ‘What if’ studies for equipment failures
- Ensuring compliance with SLA’s and relevant standards
A Digital Twin is a digital replica of a physical system. Combining 3D simulation seamlessly with sensor data it allows the virtual entity to be synchronized with its physical counterpart, and can be used both to optimize efficiency and investigate actual or potential problems. This powerful technology can now be applied to data centers too.
Future Facilities’ 6SigmaDCX software is the industry leader for CFD simulation of data centers, and covers operations planning as well as the initial design and layout. It allows the study of airflow, cooling and power distribution, both inside and outside the data hall. It can be linked with DCIM tools to automate the model build, synchronize with the installed equipment, and compare simulated results to the actual sensor data.
- 3:00 Introduction to PD Solutions, Future Facilities & 6SigmaDCX
- 3:10 What is Data Centre Simulation and why do we need it?
- 3:20 Simulating New Cooling Technologies
- 3:50 The Digital Twin for Capacity Planning and Operations
- 4:20 Q&A, Feedback and Next Steps
- 4:30 Close
Who Should Attend?
- Data Center Designers & Consultants
- Data Center Operators & Co-locators
- IT & Facilities Managers
- Operations Planners
- HVAC Engineers
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