An investigation into energy efficiency of data centre virtualisation
Pretorius, M., Ghassemian, M. and Ierotheou, C. (2010) An investigation into energy efficiency of data centre virtualisation. In: Proceedings International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing 3PGCIC 2010. IEEE Conference Publications . The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., CA and NJ, USA. Tokyo, Japan, pp. 157-163. ISBN 978-0-7695-4237-9Full text not available from this repository.
This paper presents a critical comparison of a virtualised data centre infrastructure and an infrastructure that consists of physical servers. Our investigation shows how virtualisation can better utilise the hardware and consequently reduce the power consumption and carbon emissions.
The case study reports an extensive research phase to identify main reasons for data centre virtualisation. The data centre is then modelled, based on server information from one of the data centres at the University of Greenwich. We emulate a virtualised infrastructure to contrast against the physical infrastructure. These two models are then critically compared and the potential carbon emission reductions and savings are analysed. Our results show that a virtualised data centre infrastructure can potentially reduce carbon emissions by approximately 30%.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Title of Proceedings:||Proceedings International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing 3PGCIC 2010|
|Additional Information:||2010 International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing, 3PGCIC. Fukuoka, Japan. 4-6 November, 2010.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||server virtualisation, green information technology, carbon footprint, data centre energy consumption|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
T Technology > T Technology (General)
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Smart Systems Technologies
|Last Modified:||24 Jul 2012 15:22|
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