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New ASHRAE Publication Provides Background On Server Efficiency Metrics

  • 26 May 2015
  • Atlanta

New ASHRAE Publication Provides Background On Server Efficiency Metrics

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Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (May 26, 2015)
— Since its inception in 2003, ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9 has focused on the challenge of publishing valuable content to address the rapidly changing world of mission critical facilities, data centers, technology spaces and electronic equipment (from electronic equipment to large data center campuses). The 12th book in the ASHRAE Datacom Series “Server Efficiency – Metrics for Computer Servers and Storage” is now available.

“The industry has always been interested in server performance and efficiency metrics, but it is a complicated topic,” Don Beaty, chair of ASHRAE TC 9.9 Publications Committee, said. “This book serves as a consolidation point for most of the existing measures of computer server and storage subsystems energy efficiency.”

Each major chapter is dedicated to a particular industry metric or group of metrics. It describes the metric, provides an indication of its target market and includes relevant reference information for learning more about the metric. Also, each section concludes with examples of data that are generated from the subject benchmark or tool, along with an explanation for how to interpret the data.

“This book combined with the rest of the Datacom Series provide a great reference library covering a wide range of Datacom issues including thermal guidelines, trend predictions, best practices, green tips, power usage effectiveness and many more” said Beaty.

The cost of “Server Efficiency – Metrics for Computer Servers and Storage” is $59 ($50 member). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.