Date Added: Aug 2012
Both performance and energy cost are important concerns for current data center operators. Traditionally, however, IT and mechanical engineers have separately optimized the cyber vs. physical aspects of data center operations. In contrast, the work presented in this paper jointly considers both the IT - cyber - and the physical systems in data centers, the eventual goal being to develop performance and power management techniques that holistically operate to control the entire complex of data center installations. Toward this end, the authors propose a balance of payments model for holistic power and performance management.