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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Implementation and Demonstration of a Building Simulation Based Testbed for Assessment of Data Centre Multi-domain Control Strategies

Vojtěch Zavřel1, J. Ignacio Torrens 1, Jan L.M. Hensen1
1Unit Building Physics and Services, Department of the Built Environment Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: The traditional data centre (DC) infrastructure is being significantly extended by modern information technology (IT) trends on one side, and lasting calling for DC sustainability on the other. A holistic DC management will be necessary to coordinate different DC processes and to dock the DC environment into modern cities and district infrastructure. A development of such a complex management requires comprehensive testing possibilities. The testing is hardly possible on the real DC infrastructure due to the mission critical nature. Building energy modelling methods offer a suitable platform for the development of a safe and reliable testing environment. This paper deals with new application of Building Energy Simulation (BES) method and introduces a workflow for virtual closed-loop testing of enhanced multi-domain operation for data centres
Pages: 1101 - 1110