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Issue No.01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol.17)
pp: 40-49
Kim-Khoa Nguyen , École de Technologie Supérieure, University of Quebec
Mohamed Cheriet , École de Technologie Supérieure, University of Quebec
Mathieu Lemay , École de Technologie Supérieure, University of Quebec
Michel Savoie , Communications Research Center Canada
Bobby Ho , Communications Research Center Canada
ABSTRACT
Today's information and communications technology (ICT) services emit an increasing amount of greenhouse gases. Carbon footprint models can enable research into ICT energy efficiency and carbon reduction. The GreenStar Network (GSN) testbed is a prototype wide-area network of data centers powered by renewable energy sources. Through their work developing the GSN, the authors have researched fundamental aspects of green ICT such as virtual infrastructure, unified management of compute, network, power, and climate resources, smart power control, and a carbon assessment protocol.
INDEX TERMS
Green products, Renewable energy resources, Smart grids, Switching circuits, Servers, Internet, Information technology, Telecommunication services, green testbed, GreenStar Network, zero-carbon network, green ICT, cloud computing
CITATION
Kim-Khoa Nguyen, Mohamed Cheriet, Mathieu Lemay, Michel Savoie, Bobby Ho, "Powering a Data Center Network via Renewable Energy: A Green Testbed", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.17, no. 1, pp. 40-49, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.125
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