Data Centers

Data Centers September 27, 2022

Air distribution’s importance in data processing environments

Data center design requires a lot of thought and planning when it comes to air distribution. Following ASHRAE guidelines and standards can provide a roadmap for users

By Justin Hsiao and Ben Olejniczak
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Data Centers August 11, 2022

Data centers at the front line of future motor technology

Data centers are becoming more powerful as they gather more data and need high-efficiency motors to match their data consumption, which takes a lot of energy.

By Blake Griffin
Data Centers June 13, 2022

Trends, changes in data center design

Several trends are pushing the engineered systems in data centers in different directions

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Data Centers June 6, 2022

Overcoming site challenges for urban data centers

Site selection for urban data centers must consider municipal infrastructure, air permitting, environmental constraints and electrical service

By Joshua Fluecke
Data Centers March 11, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: March 4-10, 2022

Read the best articles from the past week. Single-pair Ethernet, lighting controls, electrical power quality, most-viewed February articles and smart building essentials.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Data Centers September 17, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: September 10-16, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. University supercomputers, NFPA 99, chilled water plant performance, indoor air quality and chiller energy optimization.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Stanley Consultants
Data Centers September 10, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: September 3-9, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. University supercomputers, chilled water plant performance, lighting design, Product of the Year finalists and pandemics and building design

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Stanley Consultants
Data Centers August 6, 2021

Powering up the fastest university supercomputer

The University of Texas Frontera supercomputer requires massive amounts of electricity and posed a challenge to engineer the power supply in a limited space.

By Tarek G. Tousson, PE, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Courtesy: SmithGroup
Data Centers June 25, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 18-24, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire protection systems, power for fire/life safety systems, modeling electrical systems, specifying HVAC systems and designing standby power systems.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: SmithGroup
Data Centers April 26, 2021

How to design data centers

An expert panel provides engineering and design tips in this Q&A

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer