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CPI BICSI-Approved Courses

BICSIChatsworth Products (CPI) is proud to provide BICSI-approved courses for continuing education credit (CECs). 

Here are the course descriptions:

Cabinet Power and Containment in Dollars and Sense – 1 Credit

Monitoring power use at the rack- and device-level and maintaining good airflow management practices helps reduce the cost of data center operations. This simple, sensible approach employs intelligent PDUs, a Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring software, and a system of baffles that integrate with your racks to provide a complete separation of hot and cold air within your data center computer room. As operators develop the discipline of tracking power use and associated cost, they are able to more quickly identify areas of concern and make informed decisions to maximize site capacity and power density in each rack. 

This presentation will discuss the importance of monitoring power at the rack- and device-level, key consideration when selecting intelligent PDUs, and the results of three basic approaches to airflow management: hot aisle/cold aisle, partial containment and full containment, to demonstrate the increased savings available from implementing monitoring and airflow management best practices.

 

Considerations for Cabinet Level Power Distribution in High Density Environments - 1 credit

Organizations must find ways to manage and deliver power reliably as power densities within data center cabinets continue to rise. As server utilization increases, variations in power requirements are also increasing. Monitoring power use at the rack and device level has become increasingly important. Constant monitoring not only warns technicians when equipment is nearing a threshold, but provides the data that allows software to help operators help contain energy consumption costs, visualize activity, optimize rack space.

This presentation will discuss the physical, electrical, networking, management and security considerations to cost effectively deploy an effective intelligent power management solution that enhances availability within high density environments.

Ensuring IT Equipment Availability and Low Cost of Operation with Data Center Solutions - 2 credits

As power densities within data center cabinets continue to rise, organizations must find ways to manage both airflow and to deliver power reliability. Implementing enhanced airflow management best practices using containment allows reliable inlet temperature control and can reduce cooling cost and improve efficiency with chilled water systems.

Benefits for Data Center Advanced Airflow Management - 1 credit

This course defines advanced airflow management and clarifies the difference between comfort cooling and data center cooling. This course will explain the benefits of advanced airflow management through examples from computational fluid dynamics, case studies and basic physics. Attendees will get direction on implementation and metrics for success.

Implications of ASHRAE Guidelines on Data Center Design - 2 credits

This course answers the question: How do I go about determining the data center design and associated operating temperature that will give me the lowest total cost of ownership and meet my ICT equipment reliability requirements? The course draws heavily on ASHRAE and computer equipment manufacturers’ research findings.

Operational Benefits of Data Center Airflow Containment - 1 credit

This course relies heavily on computational fluid dynamics to illustrate the importance of getting free from comfort cooling approaches to data center cooling, and then provides a data-driven review of results achievable through good airflow containment.

Optimum Data Center Temperature - 3 credits

A half-day course drawing on industry research, best practices and equipment performance specifications to delineate a methodology for determining the optimum data center temperature for producing the lowest total cost of ownership and acceptable equipment reliability predictions for new designs, major retrofits and efficiency improvement projects.

The Foundation: Cabinet and Containment Airflow Management - 1 credit

This course provides a basic introduction to air containment and separation in the data center. It summarizes types of containment and the resulting benefits and explains how different variations are suitable for different application problems. The course also reviews creative solutions to frequently encountered obstacles to good airflow management.

Updated Economics of Airflow Management (Advanced) - 2 credits

This course provides tools for translating the efficiency gains from good airflow management practices into bottom-line numbers that can be used for cost justifying data center improvement projects and making intelligent decisions between competing design options.

Ramifications of ASHRAE Guidelines on Data Center Design - 1 credit

This course explains the flowchart for new construction and provides instruction on how to use these tools, insights on how to avoid potential analytical errors prompted by faulty conventional wisdom and suggestions for external resources to facilitate the return on investment study. It provides an engineering firm with enough information to work the process itself and provides the data center owner with enough information to engage their engineering resources with a project overview that will generate the desired results - a budget for operating the data center at a specified temperature, including capital acquisition and construction costs and operating expenses.

 

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The RD&T Center is a 10,200 square-foot, fully equipped training center, product showroom and modern customer meeting center. It is used for real-world data center thermal testing, product development and testing.

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