Date Added: Jun 2013
Data centers are large energy consumers and a substantial portion of this power consumption is due to the control of physical parameters, which bring the need of high efficiency environmental control systems. In this paper, the authors describe a hardware sensing platform specifically tailored to collect physical parameters (temperature, pressure, humidity and power consumption) in large data centers. This platform is an important enabler to find opportunities to optimize energy consumption. They also introduce an analysis of the delay to obtain the sensing data from the sensor network.