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Model-Driven Coordinated Management of Data Centers

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Executive Summary

Management of computing infrastructure in data centers is an important and challenging problem that needs to: ensure availability of services conforming to the Service Level Agreements (SLAs); and reduce the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), i.e. the ratio of total power, up to half of which is attributed to data center cooling, over the computing power to service the workloads. The cooling energy consumption can be reduced by allowing higher-than-usual thermostat set temperatures while maintaining the ambient temperature in the data center room within manufacturer-specified server redline temperatures for their reliable operations.

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