Issue No. 04 - July-Aug. (2017 vol. 21)
Prateek Sharma , University of Massachusetts Amherst
Patrick Pegus II , University of Massachusetts Amherst
David Irwin , University of Massachusetts Amherst
Prashant Shenoy , University of Massachusetts Amherst
John Goodhue , Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center
James Culbert , Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center
Data centers are at the heart of the IT-driven economy. Power consumption of a single data center can range from tens to a hundred megawatts, and operational costs can run into millions of dollars a month. Data center operators incorporate careful design and optimizations to reduce large-scale data centers energy consumption. Because data center design and operations are a source of competitive advantage, insight into modern data centers is scarce. This article describes the design and analysis of a state-of-the-art green university data center, and provides several insights into its operational and efficiency characteristics.
Cooling, Monitoring, Temperature sensors, Energy efficiency, Uninterruptible power systems, Temperature measurement, Web and Internet services, Green computing
P. Sharma, P. Pegus II, D. Irwin, P. Shenoy, J. Goodhue and J. Culbert, "Design and Operational Analysis of a Green Data Center," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 16-24, 2017.