SPECIAL VERSION OF PHOENICS/FLAIR DEDICATED TO DATACENTERS MODELING
Your DataCenter Cooling Control Software: Flair Datacenter
THE SOLUTION FOR MACRO-SCALE TO MICRO-SCALE DATACENTER PROBLEMS
CFD analysis performs a vital role within data centers design, management and operational processes. CFD helps maximize the performance of cooling and ventilation systems model the impact of additional loading and equipment distribution and investigate shut-downs scenarios. PHOENICS incorporate standard and product specific objects for High and low density cabinets, racks, servers,PDU's, CRAC's and ACU's as well as fans, diffusers and emergency fire suppression measures. Underfloor ventilation systems, cabling ducting, permeable and semi permeable floor tiling are all taken in consideration, plus ceiling vents, grilles, extracts and recirculating systems.
How it works: A streamlined method has been developed at CHAM that constructs a list of data center contents together with their key parameters : lay out of all cabinets, dimensions, air flow rates, head output orientation and other parameters for each one with a single spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet is read by PHOENICS, enabling common data center objects (i.e CRAC's, cabinets, floor/ceiling grilles) to be constructed automatically. This method allows rapid changes to be affected such as scaling IT loads by changing a single value in the spreadsheet. PHOENICS handles with ease complex room and equipment lay outs, non standard units and both multi-room and multi-storey environments. External influences such as solar gain are readily introduced. The versatility of PHOENICS/FLAIR is such that it is also appropriate for modeling related equipment, such as the performance of externally-located chilling units subject to the influence of varying environmental conditions, heat extracts from generators and exhaust outlets.
- FLAIR data center software can be run on various platforms
- Read more than 40 CAD formats
- Virtual Reality of the data center
- Very large library of customized objects
Data center modelling can be fully customized to meet clients requirements which usually take the format of supplying chilled air into an under-floor plenum, and then through perforated floor tiles to enable effective cooling of rack mounted computers. Flair Data center has modeled unusual formats, for example where there were three floors of computer components with ventilation air allowed to pass between each floor through grilles.... Brochure I
Streamlined system for setting up data centres based on an approach which uses a spreadsheet to hold information about all components in the data centre, linked to a parameterised Q1 data file taking this information and automatically building the objects. This allows a fast and cost-effective service.... Brochure II