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CPS-CNS: Cooperative Networked Systems

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Project Manager: Prof. dr.ir. B.R. Haverkort

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31-53-4893766

Email: b.r.h.m.haverkort@utwente.nl

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Because the energy consumption of data centres is growing, there is a lot of attention for energy efficiency. The demand for control strategies to gain energy boosts is essential.

This research contributes to the early design phases of data centres by providing insight into the energy-performance trade-offs. In more detail, model-based control mechanisms/strategies are proposed for data centers with various state information, e.g. information about servers, jobs, temperature in the data center and humidity in the data center.

The focus lies on analysing and proposing control mechanisms for dynamic power management, i.e. optimal strategies for turning off idle servers, per server/system monitoring and control of temperature and humidity with the aid of advanced wireless sensor networks.

Project duration: 1-11-2013 / 1-11-2017

Number of person/months: 48 person months

Partners: University of Twente, University of Groningen, Delft University of Technology, and Target Holdings

Project budget CTIT: 200 k-€ funding

Involved groups: Design and Analysis of Communication Systems

CTIT Research Centre: Centre for Safety and Security in Smart Societies (C.S4)