Networking

Energy Models Driven Green Routing for Data Centers

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Executive Summary

Energy consumption is becoming a serious issue for data centers. Minimizing the energy consumption of a data center is a complex problem. It consists of developing energy models for servers and network elements and investigating energy-aware (green) routing strategies using these models. In this paper, the authors adapt energy models for servers and network elements in a data center. The server energy model incorporates the impact of temperature and voltage of a server on its leakage energy. Using the server and network energy models, they propose a green routing scheme that minimizes the total combined energy consumption of servers and network elements in a data center under dynamic traffic.

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