Design and Evaluation of an Energy Agile Computing Cluster
Variable, intermittent renewable sources of energy are being introduced into the national electric grid at scale. However, the current grid paradigm of load-following supplies is unable to utilize these sources without impractical deployments of backup generation and grid-scale energy storage. Thus, it will be crucial to have energy agile loads: electric loads that can dynamically adapt their energy consumption. Data centers are prime candidates for becoming energy agile because they are large energy consumers and often have workloads that can be shaped to vary their power consumption.