Characterizing and Analyzing Renewable Energy Driven Data Centers

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Big Data
Format: PDF
An increasing number of data centers today start to incorporate renewable energy solutions to cap their carbon footprint. However, the impact of renewable energy on large-scale data center design is still not well understood. In this paper, the authors model and evaluate data centers driven by intermittent renewable energy. Using real-world data center and renewable energy source traces, they show that renewable power utilization and load tuning frequency are two critical metrics for designing sustainable high-performance data centers.

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