This paper examines the optimization of Operating costs for High Performance Data Centers in the context of Operations Research. Operating costs are defined as the yearly Total Cost of Ownership as relates to the energy costs for Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system and hardware (server) costs. The energy cost of the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Cooling Plant is by far the dominant cost.
Ball, Larry; Heineck, Dave; and Uffelman, Michael, "HVAC Optimization for Data Centers" (2011). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 622.