Networking

Monitoring IT Power Consumption in a Research Center: Seven Facts

Date Added: Jul 2011
Format: PDF

The authors analyze the power consumption of several IT devices placed in a research center affiliated to the University. The data collection lasted about one year and the analysis let one identify: the average instant power consumption of each type of device, trends of the instant power consumption curves, usage profiles and their power consumption and energy savings obtained from a different use of resources. Their main finding is that software and usage typology could affect power consumption more than hardware.