IDCA provided consulting and schematic design services to one of the world's largest financial companies for its new primary transaction data center. Design of the High Density Computer Equipment Room (HD CER) included three 14,000 SF server room "pods." These are located in an existing two-story data center facility that is served by an integrated ground floor design of mechanical and electrical support spaces including chiller and pump rooms, UPS/battery rooms, and a generator room.
The air-cooled design concept provides cooling for an average connected power load of 18kW per server cabinet utilizing standard equipment sets. We developed and tested the HD CER design using 3D visualization software and advanced computational fluid dynamic (CFD) airflow modeling. The CFD modeling accurately gauges the cooling system design by illustrating the temperature and pressure fields and provides opportunities to evaluate failure case scenarios.