Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers
Non-Information technology (IT) loads, such as lighting and fans, typically account for nearly 50% of data center energy consumption.
Using real-time information generated by a wireless sensor network, managers at a Department of Agriculture (USDA) data center in St. Louis, Missouri, were able to identify and implement changes in data center operations. These changes reduced non-IT cooling loads by 48% and overall power usage by 17%. Simple payback was 3.4 years.
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