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ASHRAE Technical Committee Release Technical Bulletin on Edge Computing Design and Operation

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  • 25 Sep 2020
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  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Technical Committee Release Technical Bulletin on Edge Computing Design and Operation

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ASHRAE Technical Committee Release Technical Bulletin on Edge Computing Design and Operation

ATLANTA (September 25, 2020) – ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 9.9 (Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment) has addressed the unanticipated risks associated with edge computing design and operation through a new technical bulletin, “Edge Computing: Considerations for Reliable Operation.”

"ASHRAE TC 9.9's first edition of Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments (2004) was both groundbreaking and foundational. Prior to this publication, there was no global, unified source for environmental conditions (e.g. temperature). Data centers relied on recommendations from each IT manufacturer. The Thermal Guidelines book became the global de facto standard, ultimately opening the door for economizers in data centers. Edge computing/digital infrastructure has no global, unified source for environmental conditions until now. This publication is groundbreaking, foundational, and will become a de facto standard," said Don Beaty, first chair of TC 9.9.

“Edge computing can expose IT equipment to adverse environmental conditions that compromise reliability and uptime. ASHRAE TC 9.9 has carried out years of R&D in collaboration with leading IT equipment manufacturers on best practices to mitigate these risks. I believe this publication is a trailblazing work that will serve as a blueprint for all new edge deployments.” said Jon Fitch, lead author of the technical bulletin.

ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, is composed of a wide range of industry representatives, including but not limited to equipment manufacturers, consulting engineers, data center operators, academia, testing laboratories, and government officials who are all committed to increasing and sharing the body of knowledge related to data centers.

To download a free PDF of the full Technical Bulletin, visit ashrae.org/datacenterguidance.

For more information on ASHRAE TC 9.9, visit tc0909.ashraetcs.org.   

About ASHRAE
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

ASHRAE is celebrating 125 years of shaping the built environment. Become a member of ASHRAE by visiting ashrae.org/join.  

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