Cooling Environments/Heat Reuse
Welcome to the OCP Heat Reuse Sub-Project. Efficient energy usage of data centers is a key global concern and tenant of Open Compute Project (OCP).
ITE and data center design efficiency is just one factor in minimizing the carbon footprint associated with energy usage of a data center - use of renewable resources and reuse of its waste energy can have a positive impact as well.
Almost 100% of the energy used in a processor turns into heat.
Up until very recently this has been a liability and a challenge, immense quantity of heat needed to be removed employing even more energy for it. With the proper design, data center cooling systems can be converted into a heat source and a heat management opportunity that in turn converts the heat from a liability to an asset.
The OCP Heat Reuse subgroup explores these challenges and opportunities. Its goal is to suggest solutions to allow easier implementations of technologies aimed at harnessing the heat and turn it into profit instead of a cost.
- This Project is open to the public and we welcome all those who would like to be involved.
- Disclaimer: Please do not submit any confidential information to the Project Community. All presentation materials, proposals, meeting minutes and/or supporting documents are published by OCP and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found on the OCP OCP Policies page. If you have any questions please contact OCP.
Incubation Committee Representative
- - Justin Steadman (Rackspace)
Main Sub-project Leads email address: email@example.com
HEAT REUSE USE CASES AROUND THE WORLD (input and comments are welcome)
WHITE PAPER preliminary version (input and comments are welcome)
2021 10 05 Cloud & Heat - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TLUX1hSPj80qSw-4hZR6Dxm1r8ixuHfK/view?usp=sharing
2021 11 23 Green Mountain - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eTAkymFu6h2DGAT92Rlz_M8ECTpQLZ0Y/view?usp=sharing
2022 01 11 Vattenfall - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UTaO-42rAYpMBWFIHcxKLCyfHIKKuGRT/view?usp=sharing
2022 01 25 Carrier - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQkdSvOtTphPQmzMhMk4IhB_bz6V0JBn/view?usp=sharing
2022 03 08 Telehouse - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Aisd3IeU79h__trNnpyJS5A9Ac6TN2sU/view?usp=sharing
2022 04 19 Blockheating - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D4T6v8YXHSDAI4TX_ye_2DQHmzDfvuzL/view?usp=sharing
2022 05 03 Danfoss - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CQe4nE79F0qCyf2ysbn633uy9Z6UdCtL/view?usp=sharing
2022 05 31 Stanford - https://drive.google.com/file/d/10vktrFh8hY7JAuzhc045Htx1kSkJosFg/view?usp=sharing
2022 Heat Reuse Opportunity Summary - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jp_h_ep0G2mCq8K0KlHLRi9I9fy49T9ZnLesAItAxGU/edit?usp=sharing
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