Methods and systems for managing facility power and cooling

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8053926
APP PUB NO 20090309570A1
SERIAL NO

12140187

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A method and corresponding apparatus provide a determination of available power capacity of a phase of a power supply in a data center rack. The method includes metering the power of a power supply and calculating an average peak power draw per phase of the power supply. Using average peak power draw per phase of the power supply and the expected power draw data corresponding to data center equipment coupled to the power supply, the available power capacity can be calculated on a per phase of the power supply. A method and corresponding apparatus for managing data center equipment may use the phase based available power capacity calculations to determine the optimal placement of new data center equipment within a data center configuration.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATIONWEST KINGSTON, RI254

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dalgas, Mikkel Sjoelund, DK 13 489
Harms, Flemming Nicolas Vejle, DK 2 38
Lehmann, Gert Vejle, DK 4 68

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The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1)
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Synapsense Corporation (3)
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Panduit Corp. (1)
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