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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling by Rajkumar Buyya, Caesar Wu

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Chapter 8

Effective Air Distribution in Data Centers

This chapter covers 10 different methods of data center air distribution based on two different floor architectures: hard floor and raised floor. It talks about the issues related to how to manage and optimize a cooling system from cooling cost and efficiency perspectives.

Keywords

Data center air distribution; flooded; ducted; locally ducted; return air; supply air; fully ducted; raised floor; hard floor; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis; high-density rack; perforated tiles; hot and cold aisle

This chapter covers five topics that are closely related to data center air distribution. First, we cover 10 different methods of air distribution based on two different floor architectures: hard ...

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