New Efficiency Metric Promises to Help You With Your Space Problem
The world of data centers and big data is filled with a number of metrics that help technicians and leads keep on top of the many aspects that make up a data center. Power metrics, cooling metrics, and connectivity metrics; there is a veritable handbook on how to check the efficiency of a data center.The Green Grid is a company that has been coming up with useful and not-so-useful metrics to measure the efficiency of airflow, energy use, carbon use, return on investment, use of liquid cooling and more. While their most popular so far is the PUE or Power Use Efficiency metric, they are poised to launch another form of calculation and measurement that will help data centers get the most bang for their buck. The latest? Space Use Efficiency, or SpUE.
When everything is said and done, the efficiency of a data center is built from the ground up, starting with the materials used as foundation for the building. Flooring, whether on a raised tile format or simply left on a cement pad. Walls and seals around doorways are also important. So, Green Grid says, is the actual use of the space. 3200 square feet could be set up with 29 racks and plenty of hot spots. Being able to identify those problem areas could allow for another three racks without adding new hot spots. The SpUE metric is designed to help with that portion of the overall picture.
Taking into consideration both actual and potential numbers illustrate the relationship between kilowatts per rack and square feet per rack. Green Grid is utilizing these metrics to ease their space issues in China already. Time will tell if this new rating system will take on with the
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