Green data centers

Robert Basmadjian, Pascal Bouvry, Georges Da Costa, László Gyarmati, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Sébastien Lafond, Laurent Lefèvre, Hermann De Meer, Jean Marc Pierson, Rastin Pries, Jordi Torres, Tuan Anh Trinh, Samee Ullah Khan

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The energy consumption of data centers is accounted for 15% of the total expenditures of a data center while data centers have a non-negligible share of the total energy consumption of the society. This chapter summarizes the proposals dealing with energy consumption and its reduction possibilities. It reviews the energy consumption of data centers' hardware infrastructure and discusses middleware proposals, which optimizes the energy consumption of data centers. Cooling and heat control play a crucial role in the data center facilities: they are necessary to precede hardware failures; however, significant amount of energy is utilized by these equipments. The chapter takes a closer look at the impact of different data center network architectures on power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLarge-scale Distributed Systems and Energy Efficiency
Subtitle of host publicationA Holistic View
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781118981122
ISBN (Print)9781118864630
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2015



  • Data center network architectures
  • Energy consumption
  • Hardware infrastructure
  • Heat control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Basmadjian, R., Bouvry, P., Da Costa, G., Gyarmati, L., Kliazovich, D., Lafond, S., Lefèvre, L., De Meer, H., Pierson, J. M., Pries, R., Torres, J., Trinh, T. A., & Khan, S. U. (2015). Green data centers. In Large-scale Distributed Systems and Energy Efficiency: A Holistic View (pp. 159-195). wiley.