CENTER FOR ENERGY-SMART ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (ES2)
The Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) established to develop methodologies, tools and systems that will maximize energy efficiency for the operation of electronic systems, including data centers, "from the chip to the cooling tower."
These efficiencies will be achieved through allocation and distribution of IT load, integration of controlled on-demand cooling and elimination of energy waste and inefficiencies.
This holistic approach to the development and design of energy-smart electronic systems could translate into millions of dollars in savings and a “greener” industry.
ES2 AT A GLANCE
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Number of current research projects
Georgia Institute of Technology — affiliate;
University of Texas, Arlington;
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India)
Each year, ES2 university partners select from project proposals submitted by industry members. Priority is given to projects that will further the objectives of ES2 and its industrial advisory board member companies.
Villanova University projects reflect our researchers’ areas of expertise, including:
- Thermal management
- Electronics cooling
- Fluid mechanics
- Convective heat transfer
- Sustainable energy technology
- Multiscale systems
- Computational fluid dynamics
The following projects are led by Villanova University researchers.
Models and Metrics for Dynamic Air and Hybrid Liquid Cooled Data Centers Based on Computational and Experimental Approaches