LSBU students benefit from high-tech modelling software
04 April 2014
software is supplied by award-winning software company Romonet and allows
students to perform simulations using data from actual environments to observe
how a data centre performs in the present and future times by applying
different cooling techniques.
to LSBU's partnership with Romonet, students had to predict and evaluate data
centre performance manually by using spreadsheets. In addition to this
technique being highly time consuming, it is also difficult to obtain accurate
Chaer, Course Director of Building Services Engineering and Reader said: "It's about enhancing
students' experience and giving them an overview of how the various systems in
the data centre integrate together and the best way to save energy and reduce
ourselves in our ability to engage with industry and applied research and for
research to feedback into the teaching. We have an umbilical cord between
industry and academia."
centre design students are also able to model various scenarios and examine
older information from data centres to determine why they were inefficient. The
partnership is an important bridge linking academia with industry and Dr Chaer believes
it will enable LSBU graduates to be better equipped in tackling centre issues.
"One of our
aims of this is not just to model data centres and do predictive modelling. The
aim is also to share the information we gather with our industrial partners,"
says Dr Chaer.
enhance their knowledge and give them an idea of how data centres work, what
systems are integrated and used in data centres, how they integrate - it gives
them a holistic view of the design and implementation."