March 7, 2008 -- Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) announced that it will be a sponsor and participant at the upcoming "Kyoto Cooling Seminar: Best Practices for Energy Conservation and Cooling in the Data Center," to be held March 25-26, March 27-28, and April 2-3 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
CPI's passive cooling solutions will be featured at the seminar. The company bills KyotoCooling as a revolutionary data center design concept that can reduce cooling energy consumption by more than 80% as compared to conventional data center design architectures -- and moreover, with the cooling part of PUE ratings half that achieved by either water-side or air-side economization -- while simultaneously providing for higher densities and tier 4 availability, at a lower total construction cost. CPI contends that a KyotoCooling data center has a "day one" payback and a 3 megawatt data center can deliver an operating and capital expense ROI over $9 million in five years.
Attendees of the seminar will learn how to reduce cooling expenditures by 80-90%, while simultaneously increasing both densities and cooling reliability. After a brief history of data center cooling technologies and a review of industry trends, there will be a focus on tactics and strategies for establishing and maintaining maximum isolation between cooling source supply air and heated return air, along with an explanation of the economic benefits of that isolation.
The remainder of the workshop will cover Kyoto Cooling technology: how it works, how it addresses problems with other data center cooling technologies, and how it exploits hot and cold air isolation to dramatically reduce the total cost of data center cooling. This part of the workshop will include a tour of an existing demonstration test data center, with detailed explanation of how each part of the system is engineered for simplicity, reliability and efficiency. According to CPI, recent site tests have resulted in 600 kW of IT load being effectively cooled by less than 50 kW for total cooling, by far the most economical and green technology for data center cooling.
Conference speakers at the event will include:
Bill Watts, Senior Solution Architect, Intel Solution Services, USA
Ian Seaton - Technology Marketing Manager, CPI, Chatsworth, USA
Wilfried Stolle - Marketing Director, Klingenburg GMBH Gladbeck, Germany
Hans Schreuders - Principal Engineer, KPN CyberCenter, Netherlands
Rogier Homburg - Product Manager, KPN CyberCenter, Netherlands
Bob Sullivan - UpTime Institute, USA
Marcel van Dijk - Technology Consultant, UpTime Technology, Netherlands
Mees Lodder - Technology Consultant, UpTime Technology, Netherlands
As an example of what will be covered at the conference, the following excerpt is from a summary of a rough ROI analysis for a 3 megawatt data center in New York, showing the results of using the Chatsworth containment strategy with three different economization architectures. The base is a data center with a 2.0 PUE and 5kW cabinets.
100% return air containment with water side economization
52.4% (4588 hours) @ 1.3 PUE
47.6% @ 2.0 PUE
Total annual PUE = 1.63
Annual cooling cost savings = $363,650 (41%)
$300,000 premium for TeraFrame VEDS cabinets
$100,000 water-side economization system
Payback = 13 months and one week
ROI = $1,418,247 (5 year capital depreciation)
100% return air containment with KyotoCooling economization cells
78.9% (6909 hours) @ 1.15 PUE
21.1% @ 2.0 PUE
Total annual PUE = 1.33
Annual cooling cost savings = $638,604 (72%)
$150,000 premium for TeraFrame with VEDS versus containment rooms
6,600,000 construction cost savings (Tier 4 assumption)
Payback = Day 1
ROI = $9,643,020 (5 year capital depreciation)
100% return air containment with evaporative air economization
99.8% (8745 hours) @ 1.3 PUE
0.2% @ 2.0 PUE
Total annual PUE = 1.30
Annual cooling cost savings = $691,821 (78%)
$300,000 premium for TeraFrame with VEDS
$50,000 for additional humidity control
$50,000 premium for water-cooled central air handlers (versus CRAH)
Payback = 7 months
ROI = $3,059,105.00 (5 year capital depreciation)
For more information or to register for the seminar, go to www.kyotocooling.com.