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1 Why Data Center Design and Innovation Matters Michael Ponke Principal, DCE Practice Professional Services October 07, 2009

2 Agenda The Eco Challenge Data Center revolution Why Data Center Design and Innovation Matters Close 2

3 Eco It s About Economics AND Ecology 3

4 Powering a Server 100 units 35 units Power Conversions & Distribution Cooling Equipment Server Load/ Computing Operations 33 units delivered Source: DOE, Paul Scheihing 4

5 The IT Energy Spectrum Data Centers Volume Servers Office Computers Laptops 5

6 The Green Grid Climate Savers Compu<ng 6

7 Climate Savers Compu<ng The Green Grid Facility Power Infrastructure Cooling Infrastructure IT equipment large servers storage, network, telephony Inside the walls Volume servers IT equipment desktop, laptop PSU efficiency motherboard efficiency Vendors Enterprise users Individual users 7

8 EPA Report to Congress Server & Data Center Energy Efficiency Source: EPA Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency 8

9 Eco Responsibility at Sun INNOVATE Eco-Friendly Products and Services ACT SHARE Environmentally Conscious Operations Applying Transparency and Open Source to Environmental Challenges 9

10 Sun Innovation: Driving Efficiency at Every Level Processor & Desktop Systems & Storage Datacenter VIRTUALIZATION 10

11 Act: Sustainability at Work at Sun Open work Reducing economic and ecological costs of commuting Lowered annual CO2 emissions by est. 30,000 tons Sun Ray Thin Clients Desktop runs on shared server resulting in carbon savings and lower maintenance costs Efficient Data Centers Innovative modular design Consolidation and virtualization Technology upgrades 11

12 Share: Building Partnerships Sun's Eco Community 12

13 Sun Can Address Your Eco Challenges Sun Ray Open Work Broad solutions for Economic and EnergyEfficient Computing Eco Products Eco Partners Eco Ready Kits Eco Services Suite Datacenter Solutions Briefs Eco Computing Eco Expertise Eco Community Innovating for Eco Computing 13

14 The Colorado Perspective January 26,

15 Moore s Law in Action zv 64 Threads in Threads, 16 Cores 768 Cores, 28.5kW E10K &½ Footprint Size 9620 Watts Power (Systems at peak utilization) 1,800 lbs. Weight ~150k tpm Performance Full Rack 720W each 30x kwatts ~2200 lbs. 2x per 5140 ~300k tpm 15

16 A different perspective A single server is responsible for about the same amount of CO2 as a typical automobile driven for a year Usually on 24x7 Server 440 Watt Server 3,942 kwh/year 5.3 Tonnes CO2 Auto Travel Toyota Camry 15,000 m/year 5.3 Tonnes CO2 Air Travel Commercial Airliner Vancouver-Toronto (7 trips) 5.2 Tonnes CO2 16

17 A different perspective A single server is responsible for about the same amount of CO2 as a typical automobile driven for a year Usually on 24x7 = 17

18 A different perspective A single server is responsible for about the same amount of CO2 as a typical automobile driven for a year Usually on 24x7 BUT = Moore's Law Mandates Efficiency Gains Automotive Equivalent Efficiency, 10 year period 163 MPG! 18

19 Reality: Heterogeneous Data Centers Industry Average is Between 4-6kw/cabinet; 30kw Skyscrapers will be Integrated; Must Deal with mixed load environment 19

20 The POD Architecture A group of racks or benches with a common hot or cold aisle used as a building block to simplify datacenter design for power, cooling, and cabling Vendor Independent, Slab or Raised Floor,Flexible, Scalable, High Density 20

21 The POD Architecture Vendor Independent, Slab or Raised Floor, Flexible, Scalable, High Density 21

22 Sun Blueprint First Chapter (Modularity) Released June 10, 2008 Second Chapter (Electrical) Released 03/2009 Total of nine chapters to be released over the next 12 months Download: 22

23 Global Consolidation China, India, UK, Czech Republic, Norway 64% Datacenter space compression > 202k ft2 to 74k ft2 Scalable/Future Proof > 9MW to 21MW (SCA) Largest Liebert/APC installs 15 Buildings to Datacenters to 14 $1.2M Utility Rebates $250k Innovation Award 39% more efficient than ASHRAE std (.489 kw/ton) Reduced opex 30% 23

24 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) SCA Data Center Efficiency Benchmark SCA Power Use SCA Software Datacenter PUE 573 kw less support power compared to industry PUE target (2)* 36% More efficient than the industry PUE target and almost 50% better that industry PUE average (2.5)* $400,000 Annual opex savings compared to typical data center ($0.08/kWh) Load kw % of Total Load IT Load % Chiller Plant % RC/CRAC Loads % UPS/Transformer Loss % Lighting % Total Load IT Load Lighting 1023 Total Support Loads UPS/Transformer Loss 225 PUE 1.28 DciE 78% RC/CRAC Loads Chiller Plant Target Datacenter PUE Load kw % of Total Load* IT Load % Chiller Plant % RC/CRAC Loads % UPS/Transformer Loss % % Lighting Total Load Total Support Loads Typical Data Center PUE 2.00 DciE 50% *Source: EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc., New York IT Load Lighting UPS/Transformer Loss RC/CRAC Loads Chiller Plant * Industry average & target from uptime institute: 24

25 Colorado DC Consolidation Largest, China, India, UK, Czech Republic, Norway most complex & costly consolidation in Sun's history 66%Datacenter space compression 66% compression > 496k 496k ft2126k to 126k ft2 ft2 to ft2 Scalable/FutureProof Scalable/Future Proof >> 7MW to 10MW 7MW to 10MW First First& &Largest LargestLiebert LiebertXDXD dynamic dynamiccooling coolinginstall installs Water treatment saves 600k gallons a year, eliminates chemicals Waterside economizer, free cooling > 1/3 of year. Compressed 165k ft2 raised floor to <700 ft2 ($4M Cost Avoidance) Flywheel UPS, eliminates batteries. Chillers 32% more efficient at avg load than ASHRAE std 2 ACE Awards Removed 1M kwh per month 25

26 University of Laval; Quebec, Canada CLUMEQ High Performance Computing Center Size: 6,000sf Power Density: 24Kw per Rack Facility: Adaptive Reuse Renovation Particle Accelerator Silo Design: Circular POD Compilation Innovation: Waste Heat Recapture to be utilized as heat source for other parts of building. Completion Date: August 2009 Silo Facility Rendering 26

27 Detail at Switch 27

28 University of Laval 28

29 University of Laval 29

30 Thank You Sun Confidential: Internal Only 30

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