CoolEmAll aims to increase understanding about the interaction between IT hardware, software (applications and workloads) and power/cooling systems within data centres. The initiative is developing a number of tools, blueprints, and other resources to help data centre designers, operators, and technology suppliers, to build and run more energy efficient facilities and equipment.
This groundswell of support for CoolEmAll is enabling us to undertake R&D using some of the best minds in the industry and a wealth of resources. It is simply impossible for a single vendor or research body to conduct the necessary research on the scale required but by bringing together all these parties we can achieve our ambitious goals to cut data centre CO2 emissions and costs, said Andrew Donoghue, senior analyst, 451 Research and CoolEmAll consortium spokesperson.
These experts will help to ensure that the project delivers tools and research that are commercially and scientifically viable and help to push back frontier of efficient data centre design and operation. In return, we hope our research will also inform the product development, and research agendas of our advisory board members, Donoghue added.
The Advisory Board members bring a range of expertise to the project:
Disruptive data centre technologies – CA Technologies, Future Facilities and Racktivity have all developed complementary tools in the fast growing datacentre infrastructure management sector. The University of Leeds is also investigating the potential of liquid cooling in data centres.
Data centre standards and industry initiatives – As well as contributing their expertise in commercial data centre projects, Norland Managed Services, Future Tech and Carbon3IT also have close links to the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres. Uptime Institute provides professional services, education and certifications for the data centre industry and manages a large network of data centre operators.