Data Centers

Effect of Network Traffic Density on Energy Performance of Data Centre

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Executive Summary

A pilot investigation into why data centers consume enormous energy has been observed using a data centre test-bed within the University of Salford Computer Network and Telecommunication Research Center Laboratory, a skeletal version of the computing core of a typical data center. Over a consecutive two months 'Peak and off-peak periods' investigations, the power consumption of the data center was observed and then computed for equivalent energy footprints. Results showed that energy consumption of data center vary proportionally with the network data traffic density.

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