Energy Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers

  • Yogendra Joshi
  • Pramod Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yogendra Joshi, Pramod Kumar
    Pages 1-38
  3. Pramod Kumar, Yogendra Joshi
    Pages 39-136
  4. Sungkap Yeo, Hsien-Hsin S. Lee
    Pages 137-168
  5. Ada Gavrilovska, Karsten Schwan, Hrishikesh Amur, Bhavani Krishnan, Jhenkar Vidyashankar, Chengwei Wang et al.
    Pages 169-197
  6. Prajesh Bhattacharya
    Pages 199-236
  7. Michael K. Patterson
    Pages 237-271
  8. Hendrik F. Hamann, Vanessa López
    Pages 273-334
  9. Bahgat Sammakia, Siddharth Bhopte, Mahmoud Ibrahim
    Pages 335-382
  10. Amip J. Shah, Van P. Carey, Cullen E. Bash, Chandrakant D. Patel, Ratnesh K. Sharma
    Pages 383-446
  11. Ying Hung, Peter Z. G. Qian, C. F. Jeff Wu
    Pages 497-511
  12. John R. Thome, Jackson B. Marcinichen, Jonathan A. Olivier
    Pages 513-567
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 613-625

About this book


Energy Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers examines energy flow in today's data centers. Particular focus is given to the state-of-the-art thermal management and thermal design approaches now being implemented across the multiple length scales involved. The impact of future trends in information technology hardware, and emerging software paradigms such as cloud computing and virtualization, on thermal management are also addressed. The book explores computational and experimental characterization approaches for determining temperature and air flow patterns within data centers. Thermodynamic analyses using the second law to improve energy efficiency are introduced and used in proposing improvements in cooling methodologies. Reduced-order modeling and robust multi-objective design of next generation data centers are discussed. This book also:

  • Provides in-depth treatment of energy efficiency ideas based on  fundamental heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, controls, and computer science
  • Focuses on multiple broad approaches that can yield significant improvements in data center energy efficiency
  • Contains comprehensive coverage of all aspects of thermal management in data centers
  • Features an introduction to real-time allocation of computing loads in virtualized environments and cloud computing

Energy Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers is an essential book for academic researchers working in thermal design, power delivery and cloud computing, as well as engineers working in critical facility design,cooling equipment and IT manufacturing.


Air cooling Data center design Data centers Data storage Energy efficiency Liquid cooling Thermal management Thermodynamics Waste heat re-use

Editors and affiliations

  • Yogendra Joshi
    • 1
  • Pramod Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.George W. Woodruff School of, Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.George W. Woodruff School of, Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7123-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7124-1
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