Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

IT Equipment Design Evolution & Data Center Operation Optimization

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Course Length: 3 hours

IT manufacturers are continually responding to customer demands. Depending on the market sector, the demands call for IT equipment that is lower cost, more energy efficient, provides more storage, and provides more computing capabilities. This result is continued, significant changes in hardware, including the hardware operating conditions.

As IT equipment design evolves in response to customer needs, operational feedback is also received which, in turn, continues the evolution and optimization. In recent years, the amount of operational data received combined with its analysis by the IT manufacturers has led to some surprising and important discoveries. In some cases, even unintended consequences have resulted.

These changes in the IT hardware operation will require operational changes to data centers to achieve the maximum efficiency within the ASHRAE environmental envelopes of relative humidity, temperature and IT equipment power.

This course describes the changing IT equipment and its impact on data center operating conditions. The course also shares important insight resulting from the hard work in these areas by ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces, and Electronic Equipment.

Course Instructors

Don Beaty, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE >>

Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE >>

Jack Glass >>

Additional Information

All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development ( or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > Learning Portal to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.