GDCSim: A tool for analyzing Green Data Center design and resource management techniques

Sandeep Gupta, Rose Robin Gilbert, Ayan Banerjee, Zahra Abbasi, Tridib Mukherjee, Georgios Varsamopoulos

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Abstract

Energy consumption in data centers can be reduced by efficient design of the data centers and efficient management of computing resources and cooling units. A major obstacle in the analysis of data centers is the lack of a holistic simulator, where the impact of new computing resource (or cooling) management techniques can be tested with diffierent designs (i.e., layouts and configurations) of data centers. To fill this gap, this paper proposes Green Data Center Simulator (GDCSim) for studying the energy efficiency of data centers under various data center geometries, workload characteristics, platform power management schemes, and scheduling algorithms. GDCSim is used to iteratively design green data centers. Further, it is validated against established CFD simulators. GDCSim is developed as a part of the BlueTool infrastructure project at Impact Lab.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 International Green Computing Conference and Workshops, IGCC 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2011Jul 28 2011

Publication series

Name2011 International Green Computing Conference and Workshops, IGCC 2011

Other

Other2011 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/25/117/28/11

Keywords

  • Simulator
  • data center
  • energy efficient
  • green

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Gupta, S., Gilbert, R. R., Banerjee, A., Abbasi, Z., Mukherjee, T., & Varsamopoulos, G. (2011). GDCSim: A tool for analyzing Green Data Center design and resource management techniques. In 2011 International Green Computing Conference and Workshops, IGCC 2011 [6008612] (2011 International Green Computing Conference and Workshops, IGCC 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/IGCC.2011.6008612