Wireless Sensor Network for Continuously Monitoring Temperatures in Data Centers

Continuous monitoring of the spatial temperature distribution in a data center (DC) is important for reliably operating the computing equipment and minimizing the required cooling energy. For this purpose, we track the temperatures in thermally critical areas of the DC with low-cost sensors and forward the captured information via the ZRL Data Center Wireless Sensor Network (DCWSN) to an application for generating interpolated temperature maps. The proposed solution has been successfully installed and deployed at the IBM Data Center in Geneva, Switzerland.

By: Beat Weiss, Hong Linh Truong, Wolfgang Schott, Thomas Scherer, Clemens Lombriser, Pierre Chevillat

Published in: RZ3807 in 2011


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