Fujitsu Helps Tohoku Electric Power Achieve Stable Operations
OREANDA-NEWS. June 13, 2012. Fujitsu today announced that it has implemented a fine-grained, real-time temperature distribution visualization system within Tohoku Electric Power Group's datacenter in collaboration with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and Tohoku Information Systems Co., Inc. ("TOiNX"). Using the results obtained from the generated visualizations, the companies have completed a trial to optimize the datacenter's air-conditioning power consumption.
Temperature distribution visualization, which employs optical fiber-based multipoint temperature sensing technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, is the first of its kind in the world to involve the large-scale deployment of such technology at a datacenter. The ability to visualize temperature distribution makes it possible to greatly improve the efficiency of the datacenter's air conditioning, thereby reducing annual power consumption by an anticipated 20%, equivalent to 350,000 kWh, or 120 tons of CO2 emissions.