Date Added: Jun 2011
Data centers now play an important role in modern IT infrastructures. Related research shows that the energy consumption for data center cooling systems has recently increased significantly. There is also strong evidence to show that high temperatures in a data center will lead to higher hardware failure rates, and thus an increase in maintenance costs. This paper devotes itself in the field of thermal aware workload placement for data centers. In this paper, the authors propose an analytical model, which describes data center resources with heat transfer properties and workloads with thermal features.