Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540


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.


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