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Modeling Data Center Building Blocks for Energy-efficiency and Thermal Simulations

Abstract : In this paper we present a concept and specification of Data Center Efficiency Building Blocks (DEBBs), which represent hardware components of a data center complemented by descriptions of their energy efficiency. Proposed building blocks contain hardware and thermodynamic models that can be applied to simulate a data center and to evaluate its energy efficiency. DEBBs are available in an open repository being built by the CoolEmAll project. In the paper we illustrate the concept by an example of DEBB defined for the RECS multi-server system including models of its power usage and thermodynamic properties. We also show how these models are affected by specific architecture of modeled hardware and differences between various classes of applications. Proposed models are verified by a comparison to measurements on a real infrastructure. Finally, we demonstrate how DEBBs are used in data center simulations.
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Micha Vor Dem Berge, Georges da Costa, Mateusz Jarus, Ariel Oleksiak, Wojciech Piatek, et al.. Modeling Data Center Building Blocks for Energy-efficiency and Thermal Simulations. 2nd International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centres, co-located with E-Energy (E2DC 2013) Co-located workshops of 4th International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2013), May 2013, Berkeley, CA, United States. pp.66-82. ⟨hal-01240694⟩



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