Data center or computer center is a facility for computer systems and associated components, such as data storage systems and telecommunication equipment. For the proper functioning of installed equipment, a supporting infrastructure systems has to be built. These include electrical power subsystems, cooling, telecommunication wiring, racks or cabinets for installation of computer equipment, physical and technical protection systems, and control and management systems.
The thesis focuses on the problem of the modern data center design in terms of availability, proper working conditions (electrical power and cooling) and energy efficiency. Special focus is dedicated to cooling and electrical power systems, which, in addition to the computer equipment, represent the most energy consuming part of data centers.
This thesis is composed of several chapters. First chapter presents individual elements of the data center infrastructure. Second chapter presents the standards and guidelines for data center infrastructure design. Later it focuses on the methodology for the data center planing and design. In a separate chapter one of the approaches for modeling and simulation of cooling systems is presented. The sixth chapter presents data center management systems, and in the end of the thesis, a quick look at the design of a real data center.