PUE/DCIE Monitoring Tool - EDSA's Paladin System

EDSA announces a PUE/DCIE monitoring tool.

EDSA Introduces PUE-DCiE Advisor
for Increasing Data Center Energy Efficiency

EDSA’s Paladin® Live™ is one of thefirst power analytics software program to automatically calculate and present power efficiency ratings, using standards published by The Green Grid

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 21, 2008 – EDSA Corp., developers of the Paladin® platform of power analytics™ software, today announced the release of its Paladin® Live PUE-DCiE Advisor™ in support of the new electrical power efficiency standards developed by the global IT association, The Green Grid. The Green Grid is a collaborative organization of approximately 200 leading technology organizations, led by such firms as AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and others for which whom mission-critical computing and environmental responsibility are driving corporate priorities.


To embrace the organization’s standards, EDSA’s Paladin Live power systems diagnostics platform has been enhanced to automatically present users with The Green Grid’s Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and data center infrastructure efficiency (DCiE) ratings in real-time. Used in conjunction with Paladin Live’s new Paladin® BlackBoard™ option, users gain the valuable ability to take a baseline model of their operations, and – in real time – allow them to make changes or propose “what if” scenarios, allowing them to project the future impact of those changes on the calculation of PUE or DCiE.

This looks nice on the surface.  i would be more interested in a diagram that shows all their monitoring points that support their PUE/DCiE calculations.

The Paladin Live PUE-DCiE Advisor feature attacks the problem of energy inefficiency in two ways: first, the Company’s Paladin® DesignBase™ computer-aided design (CAD) modeler allows power systems engineers to design, simulate, and analyze the power systems model to optimize energy usage prior to construction. Once the facility is operational, EDSA’s Paladin® Live™ platform continually diagnoses the facility’s performance by benchmarking it back against the design model. This continual comparison of design specifications with actual operating parameters helps to ensure that anomalies are quickly identified, isolated, and resolved.

By presenting its findings in PUE and DCiE format, Paladin Live helps data center operators, for the first time, to make informed, real-time decisions about the energy efficiency of their facilities, and develop actionable strategies for ensuring that their operations are as failsafe and energy efficient as possible.

As most of you know how you collect the numbers is critical to getting a good PUE calculation.

Digging a little further I found their Power DesignBase product on this page. Here is feature matrix of their different versions.