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The data center cooling symposium has been postponed and the dates will be announced soon.


Data Centers are large sever housing facilities that are used for storage, retrieval & processing of large throughputs of information of interest to corporates, government and other organizations. As increasing computational power is packed into ever shrinking volumes to cater to the exploding data traffic, heat dissipation will continue to be an important issue in the design and operation of data centers. Cooling technologies vary widely in their effectiveness, flexibility, capital cost and operating cost. In this connection, IIT Gandhinagar offers a unique symposium that addresses the current & future technology in data center cooling.

Based on the nature of applications, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE) has classified data centers, and defined standard ranges for temperature and humidity. Raised floor data centers are the most common type of data centers. However, container type compact data centers with varied cooling supply arrangements are also gaining traction recently. Weather changes and computational load fluctuations require that the cooling system rely on continuous measurement and control in order to be effective and efficient. To understand the fluid flow and heat transfer behavior in a data center, and be able to act in real time to control the cooling system requires advanced fast computational methods. This symposium would focus on the current state of the art along with experimental and advanced computational methods to address recent challenges in this field.

Prof. Yogendra Joshi has more than 25 years of experience in data center thermal management research, mainly from his work at the advanced research facility & microelectronics thermal laboratory in Georgia-Tech. He has addressed many industrial challenges in this field through inter-disciplinary approach and is continually involved in development of future generation of energy efficient data centers.

Prof. Surya Pratap Vanka has more than 20 years of research experience of addressing challenges in computational methods in electronic cooling systems. He is currently in IIT Gandhinagar as a Scholar-in-Residence in Mechanical Engineering.

Objectives
The basic objectives of this course are:

  • To make participants aware of key opportunities and challenges in data center cooling & the current state-of-the-art
  • To present a few advance computational methodologies to address simulation challenges associated with data center cooling
  • To explore the possibility of collaborative research/ consultancy projects with the Indian industry

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