ASHRAE Releases 12th Book in Datacom Series on Server Efficiency

Since its inception in 2003, ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9 has focused on the challenge of publishing valuable content to address the rapidly changing world of mission critical facilities, data centers, technology spaces and electronic equipment (from electronic equipment to large data center campuses). The 12th book in the ASHRAE Datacom Series “Server Efficiency—Metrics for Computer Servers and Storage” is now available.

“The industry has always been interested in server performance and efficiency metrics, but it is a complicated topic,” says Don Beaty, chair of ASHRAE TC 9.9 Publications Committee. “This book serves as a consolidation point for most of the existing measures of computer server and storage subsystems energy efficiency.”

Each major chapter is dedicated to a particular industry metric or group of metrics. It describes the metric, provides an indication of its target market and includes relevant reference information for learning more about the metric. Also, each section concludes with examples of data that are generated from the subject benchmark or tool, along with an explanation for how to interpret the data.

“This book combined with the rest of the Datacom Series provides a great reference library covering a wide range of Datacom issues including thermal guidelines, trend predictions, best practices, green tips, power-usage effectiveness and many more,” says Beaty.

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