Ppt5 exp lonodn - kevin cope & alex yakimov ( imperial college ) data centre efficiency improvements eu code of conduct
Data Centre Project JISC Greening ICT Programme (Phase II)Data Centre Efficiency Improvements & EU Code of Conduct
Data Centre ProjectImperial’s Data Centre Project • Background • Overview • Approach • Beneficial Project OutcomesEU Code of Conduct • Background • Process and Timing • Our Experience
Data Centre ProjectBackground• Imperial’s main Data Centre, hosts circa 2,500 servers• It supports; Imperial College, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Music and Janet-LMN clients• There are two server rooms which form the Data Centre both adapted to fit in a traditional 1960’s building.• Room One has a high density CO2 cooling system while, Room Two has a traditional water chiller.• The Data Centre’s annual consumption is circa: 7,500,000 kWh £500,000 4,000 tCO2
Data Centre ProjectOverview• We obtained funding from JISC as part of their Greening ICT Programme (Phase II) to make improvements to the Data Centre efficiency and reduce energy consumption.• Phase II is specifically focussed on how estate departments can integrate with ICT to reduce carbon.• This project reflects many installations of its type, where Data Centre’s have evolved in existing space, rather than a bespoke build.• Room One PUE = 1.32 Room Two PUE = 1.52• The majority of our work has focussed on the least efficient Room Two.• We target a 5% reduction in carbon consumption (circa 200 tCO2).
Data Centre ProjectProject Approach• Phase 1 – Definition, modelling & recommendations – Document current baseline – Use of thermal imaging and data logging – Model potential solutions and make recommendations• Phase 2 – Implementation recommendations & measure effectiveness – Anticipated implementations include » Cold aisle containment » Free cooling » Elevated computer room temperatures etc » Improved maintenance & cleaning regimes – Measure effectiveness of improvements• Phase 3 – Reporting & dissemination – Document analysis of outcomes and place in public domain
Data Centre ProjectData Centre Photos Original Cold Aisle Cold Aisle With Containment (56 racks)
Data Centre ProjectBeneficial OutcomesCold aisle containment; design of adaptive system complete, works awarded • Projected savings: 14,482 kWh 8 tCO2 £1,138 per annum • Increase chilled water temperature savings can result +2oC 91,980 kWh 50 tCO2 £7,227 per annumFree cooling; design of plant & controls completed, works awarded • Projected savings: 200,424 kWh 109 tCO2 £15,747 per annumLighting; proposal to upgrade fittings and install new lighting controls developed, works complete. • Projected savings: 52,976 kWh 29 tCO2 £4,162 per annumChiller; improved cleaning regime; • Projected savings: 56,018 kWh 31 tCO2 £4,401 per annumTotal projected savings: 415,880 kWh 227 tCO2 £32,675 per annum
EU Code of Conduct - Experience• Condition to receive funding from JISC for Greening ICT Programme – Strand II: Estates Led projects• Time saver for PMs looking for a set of practices in one place• Realistic not over-ambitious or mandatory but requires substantial efforts to implement all practices – might look too much for HE• It is useful for the project team to read Best Practice guide before you embark on your project and committing to it.
EU Code of Conduct – Process and Timing4 submissions:• 28.02.2011 EU Code of Conduct v3.0.1 (to be reviewed for 2013)-reviewed practices-• 14.11.2011 application, submission of reporting form and meter readings• 23.01.2012 feedback and re-submission of reporting form• 24.02.2012 submission of meter readings for 2011-identified areas of improvement and scoped to cover 16 practices and run the project• 16.10.2012 submission of updated reporting form and meter readings for 2012• 23.10.2012 received acceptance as EU CoC ParticipantImperial College London is 3rd UK HE member in Participant list (others are Universityof Hertfordshire and University of Sheffield).http://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/energyefficiency/organisation-list-short/ict_coc_dc_partner
EU Code of Conduct - CommentsPragmatic approach• Go through the practices with DC Manager, Estates, PM• Describe actions you are taking or intending to take to implement practices and set a date• Make use of Estates Building Management System (BMS)• Some practices may become projects in their own right, like 4.4.1 Data management policy• Some practices overlap or can be addressed at once: 4.2.4 Select efficient software 4.2.5 Develop efficient software – Virtualisation• Maintenance schedulesInvolve and keep ICT director informed• Funding (in case ICT provides funds) and commitment are important• Some practices require resources and can be met in other ways or projectsContactAlex Yakimov, ICT, Technical Architecture Delivery Manager email@example.com