Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The power consumption of data centers has been increasing at a rapid rate over the past few years. Many of these data centers experience physical limitations on the power needed to run the data center. This paper attempts to maximize the performance of a data center that is subject to total power consumption and thermal constraints. The authors consider a power model for a data center that includes power consumed in both Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units and compute nodes. Their approach quantifies the performance of the data center as the total reward collected from completing tasks in a workload by their individual deadlines.