What's New in Data Centers: Architecture-Driven Cooling and Electrical Designs


Air Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Exam for Continuing Education Units

Learning units (0.1 CEUs)

You must get 8 of 10 questions correct to pass the exam. You may retake the exam if necessary. You will be notified whether you passed or failed automatically after taking the exam. Upon passing the exam, you will be able to download the completion certificate immediately.


 

What's New in Data Centers: Architecture-Driven Cooling and Electrical Designs

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10.) Exam Question 1 *

True or false: Electrical distribution losses make up about 11% of the total data center energy consumption.

True
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11.) Exam Question 2 *

Which of the following is a key to efficient electrical design?

Eliminate partial loading
Balance load levels with reliability
Align power and cooling capacities with IT loads
All of the above
None of the above

12.) Exam Question 3 *

True or false: A 380 Vdc distribution systems if more efficient than a standard 480 Vac distribution system because it eliminates the double conversion UPS and PDU?

True
False

13.) Exam Question 4 *

True or false: Fuel cell technology is 90% efficient when using power only?

True
False

14.) Exam Question 5 *

True or false: Electrical distribution system losses are one of the primary drivers of data center energy use.

True
False

15.) Exam Question 6 *

What is the maximum efficiency achievable (100% loaded) with a standard double conversion UPS system?

99.0%
88.7%
93.7%
None of the above

16.) Exam Question 7 *

True or false: Running power and cooling systems at part load can be a source of inefficiency in the data center.

True
False

17.) Exam Question 8 *

True or false: Running a data center will have little impact on water use and CO2 emissions.

True
False

18.) Exam Question 9 *

True or false: Working with the IT team to increase the supply air temperature to the computer equipment would not be considered a synergistic approach to reducing energy use.

True
False

19.) Exam Question 10 *

True or false: Depending on the type of UPS and electrical system topology, the efficiency of the overall electrical system will vary as the IT load varies.

True
False