The servers in the new computer centre control all key services at the airport, from the main control room to the monitors with flight details. Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH’s ultra-efficient new computer centre started operating in 2011. The air conditioning system in the centre uses external air for cooling which reduces electricity costs and the emission of harmful climate gases. If the outside temperature is five degrees Celsius or less, then no additional electricity is needed to cool the high-performance servers. The power consumption of the computers is constantly monitored, thus enabling intelligent energy management.
Usually, just as much energy is needed for climate control and to ensure the uninterrupted power supply to the centre as is needed to operate the servers. In the new computer centre the energy consumption for air conditioning and emergency power has been reduced by up to 50 per cent through the use of energy-efficient technologies.