Fujitsu has developed the world’s first instant data centre simulation technology
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed the world’s first simulation technology that can instantly test for changes in power consumption throughout a data centre when the operating status of servers or air-conditioning equipment is altered.
The technology can determine thermal flows inside a building at calculation speeds over 1,000 times faster than was previously possible, as well as technology that models the ICT hardware, air-conditioning and other equipment of a running data centre.
This, in turn, enables accurate calculations of a centre’s power consumption. The new technology will make it possible to test the effectiveness of energy-saving measures prior to execution. This has the potential to significantly reduce the overall power consumption of data centres.
Linking together the control of servers and air-conditioning equipment promises the possibility of cutting overall data centre power consumption by as much as 40 per cent.