15 February, 2016
This paper, written for data center consultants and owner operators, introduces and outlines the importance of using calibration to validate data center models used for predictive modeling. It highlights the general need to calibrate, and the specific need to create accurate 3D models to begin with. It goes on to show why, without calibration, the results of simulation can be very misleading. Finally, it provides specific guidance for modeling and calibrating the air supply, air delivery, power and temperature components of a data center.