When the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) decided to modernise the data centre it shares with Danish e-infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), which coordinates the national digital research infrastructure for Danish universities, the energy efficiency of new data centre products was a key consideration, as well as equipment cost and performance.
- Significant energy cost reductions
- Cooling capacity increased by approximately 50%
- Return on investment expected within 5-10 years
There was room for improvement in the energy efficiency of the data centre’s server rooms. The university also wanted to make better use of outside water and air to optimise the data centre’s air flow and temperature. The revamped data centre had to support data-intensive computing such as the systematic analysis of extremely large data sets used for better understanding of patterns and trends (i.e., big data).