Data Centers

Review of Performance Metrics for Green Data Centers: A Taxonomy Study

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Executive Summary

Data centers now play an important role in modern IT infrastructures. Although much research effort has been made in the field of green data center computing, performance metrics for green data centers have been left ignored. This paper is devoted to categorization of green computing performance metrics in data centers, such as basic metrics like power metrics, thermal metrics and extended performance metrics, i.e., multiple data center indicators. Based on a taxonomy of performance metrics, this paper summarizes features of currently available metrics and presents insights for the study on green data center computing.

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