Future Facilities to present on proactive fixes for data center airflow, cooling issues via advanced CFD simulation

April 3, 2017
The provider of engineering simulation software for data center design and operational planning announced that its North American director Sherman Ikemoto will be speaking about engineering simulation at the 2017 Data Center World Global Conference in Los Angeles. 

Future Facilities Inc., a provider of engineering simulation software for data center design and operational planning, announced that the company's North American director Sherman Ikemoto will be speaking about engineering simulation at the 2017 Data Center World Global Conference in Los Angeles. The session will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 10:45-11:45 AM in Room 503 of the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Part of the conference's educational track “The Cutting Edge,” the seminar is titled “A Data Center Crystal Ball: Using Engineering Simulation to Predict and Correct Airflow/Cooling Problems Before Implementation.”

"While best-practices for airflow management in the industry are well known, this session instead considers how to predict the behavior of airflow prior to the implementation of a new solution, and how to correct or improve cooling efficiency for different possible scenarios," says a Future Facilities press release. "This method of predictive analysis is made possible through the creation of a 'virtual facility' backed by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to mimic an actual environment. Using engineering simulation, data center managers can model scenarios to understand the impact of cooling and airflow, and how these factors influence operational efficiency, capacity utilization, and overall business operations."

The seminar will also feature a new performance assessment tool from the Green Grid called the Performance Indicator. Attendees will gain insight into how this tool can be utilized and why operational CFD modeling is imperative to the successful modern data center.

“This discussion will explore a predictive approach to simulating data center environments that moves beyond traditional CFD applications,” said Sherman Ikemoto, Director of Future Facilities NA. “Data center capacity and efficiency loss, as well as rising risk, are ongoing concerns while IT deployment remains based on non-physical assumptions for airflow patterns and environmental behavior. CFD modeling through engineering simulation removes risk from the planning process and helps to ensure successful results from properly engineered and installed infrastructure solutions.”

This April, Future Facilities will release version 11 of its 6SigmaDCX software. This edition of the engineering simulation solution has integrated Green Grid’s Performance Indicator calculator, and offers improvements to usability, performance and existing toolset integrations. Release 11 also includes the introduction of a new web product, 6SigmaAccess. A preview of DCX11, including 6SigmaAccess, will be available at Data Center World at Future Facilities' booth #1245.

Additional information can be found at www.futurefacilities.com.

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