GreenWare: Greening Cloud-Scale Data Centers to Maximize the Use of Renewable Energy

To reduce the negative environmental implications (e.g., CO2 emission and global warming) caused by the rapidly increasing energy consumption, many Internet service operators have started taking various initiatives to operate their cloud-scale data centers with renewable energy. Unfortunately, due to the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels, currently renewable energy is often more expensive than brown energy that is produced with conventional fossil-based fuel. As a result, utilizing renewable energy may impose a considerable pressure on the sometimes stringent operation budgets of Internet service operators.

Provided by: University of Tehran Topic: Data Centers Date Added: Dec 2011 Format: PDF

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