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Profiling Sustainability of Data Centers

Gmach, Daniel; Chen, Yuan; Shah, Amip; Rolia, Jerry; Bash, Cullen; Christian, Tom; Sharma, Ratnesh
HP Laboratories


Abstract: Today's data centers consume vast amounts of energy, leading to high operational costs, excessive water consumption, and significant green house gas emissions. With the approach of micro grids, an opportunity exists to reduce the environmental impact and cost of power in data centers. To realize this, demand side power consumption needs to be understood and co- managed from the perspectives of both supply and demand. We present an approach to achieve this via data center power profiling and demonstrate its applicability for an enterprise data center.

6 Pages

Additional Publication Information: To be published and presented at IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST 2010), May 1 7-19, 2010.

External Posting Date: March 21, 2010 [Abstract Only]. Approved for External Publication - External Copyright Consideration
Internal Posting Date: March 21, 2010 [Fulltext]

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