Towards Greening a Campus Grid: Free Cooling During Unsociable Hours

Okitsu, Jun and Naono, Ken and Sulaiman, S. A. and Zakaria, M.N. and Oxley, A. (2012) Towards Greening a Campus Grid: Free Cooling During Unsociable Hours. In: 2012 IEEE Conference on Control, Systems and Industrial Informatics (ICCSII), 23-26 September 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Free cooling has become widely used in the area of computer room thermal control, especially where the temperature constraint can be relaxed. However, in tropical regions, such as Malaysia, free cooling cannot be applied all of the time. This paper presents a strategy for grids that allows jobs to be executed on resources that are free cooled. The paper describes how a recommended period of time for using free cooled resources is predicted. The period is predicted from a historical analysis by using machine learning. Experiments on a classroom used for campus grid computing showed that, typically, free cooled resources can be used for 5 hours per day, when the temperature is less than 28 degrees Celsius. The result is of use to those developing campus grids in tropical countries.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Electrical And Electronics - Communications - Digital Communications - Data & Computer Network
Academic Subject Two:Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Energy - Refrigeration - Cooling loads
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Computer Information Sciences
Departments > Mechanical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
Research Institutes > Green Technology
ID Code:9831
Deposited By: Dr Ir Shaharin A Sulaiman
Deposited On:11 Jul 2013 00:08
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:22

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