DC4Cities, An environmentally Sustainable Data Centre for Smart Cities : Project Nº 609304 : D 7.1 - Description of Energy Metrics for Datacentres

Klingert, Sonja ; Quintiliani, Andrea ; Chinnici, Marta ; Sanjoaquin Vives, Silvia ; Rey Porto, Milagros ; Giuliani, Giovanni ; Perez-Ortega, Maria ; Wauters, Frederic ; Niedermeier, Florian ; Dupont, Corentin

URL: http://www.dc4cities.eu/en/wp-content/uploads/2014...
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2014
Place of publication: Brussels
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics > Softwaretechnik (Atkinson)
Subject: 000 Generalities
004 Computer science, internet
333.7 Natural resources, energy and environment
Abstract: The general objective of DC4Cities is to develop technologies and methodologies to increase in a significant, permanent way the share of renewable power used by DCs in their operation. In this general context, the establishment of a recognized set of metrics is an essential element, both to answer the need of tools to measure energy parameters in a datacentre and to assess the achievements of the technologies developed within the project. In WP7 we wish to go beyond current energy metrics, towards the development of new tools capable of better capturing energy utilization efficiency and workload-based energy efficiency parameters. Moreover, the project aims at establishing a method to compare the measurements processes and finally to establish a standardization process. The idea is to establish a common methodological framework which could be adopted by ICT sector and shared with the international bodies of standardisation – such as CEN-CENELEC-ETSI – in order to evaluate the feasibility of standardisation efforts. The present document, D7.1, fulfils the task that was outlined in the project for this first year of activity, which is mainly to analyse the current state of the art of the energy-related metrics scenario for DCs. In addition, the document describes the establishment of a complex network among 8 different EU projects, where the metrics scenario is discussed and developments are undertaken. Finally the document describes a few hypotheses and workplans for the development of original workload-based energy efficiency metrics. A plan for future work is outlined.

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