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Prototyping the most energy and cost efficient data center in the world: The Boden Type Data Center

Objective

The ultimate goal of this project is to build the prototype of the most energy and cost-efficient data centre in the world with a PUE 1.1 or lower. We apply a novel design approach, which includes modular data center design, fresh air cooling system combined with evaporative cooler apparatus, using solely harmonic free renewable energy, and using less UPS capacity. Thanks to our solution, we can offer a sustainable data centre building, which is energy and resource efficient throughout its lifecycle, cheaper to build and operate and brings jobs and knowledge to remote places.
The special objectives are to:
- validate that this innovative data centre concept meets the energy efficiency, financial, reliability and other targets in near operational and real operational environments,
- validate and improve the design software tools for modelling and simulating the operation of the facility and cooling equipment as well as the associated capital and operational costs,
- construct and test operational strategies that combine the digital workload and the cooling both at the rack and facility level in a holistic way,
- demonstrate the results in a “living lab” in a real environment to customers, end-users and other stakeholders,
- demonstrate through accurate simulation that Boden Type DC can be replicated in other European states with less favourable climatic conditions.
- to provide guidelines for stakeholders related to the design process for energy and cost efficient Data Centers to be used at other climatic conditions.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2017-RIA-IA
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Coordinator

H1 SYSTEMS MERNOKI SZOLGALTATASOK KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Address
Budafoki Ut 64
1117 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 874 099,10

Participants (5)

ECOCOOLING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 181 499,50
Address
Symonds Farm Business Park
IP28 6RE Bury St Edmunds
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BODENS UTVECKLING AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 162 100,75
Address
Teknikvagen 3
961 50 Boden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE SICS NORTH AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 394 326,11
Address
Bjorkskataleden 112
973 47 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 508 833,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 447 803,89
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations