Platform for optimizing the design and operation of modular configurable IT infrastructures and facilities with resource- efficient cooling
IT infrastructures are responsible for at least 2% of the total energy consumption globally. In many current data centers the actual IT equipment uses only half of the total energy while the remaining part is required for cooling and air movement. This results in poor cooling-efficiency and energy-efficiency, leading to significant CO2 emissions.
CoolEmAll will enable next generation datacenter designers and operators to reduce its energy impact combining optimization of IT, cooling and workload management in a holistic and comprehensive way, taking aspects into account that were considered traditionally separately.
The results include advanced simulation, visualization and decision support tools along with blueprints of computing building blocks, well defined by energy efficiency metrics. Both computing boxes and the toolkit will take into account four aspects that have major impact on actual energy consumption: hardware characteristics, cooling model, application properties, and workload and resource management policies.
CoolEmAll is funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement No. 288701.
Project Website: http://www.coolemall.eu
The project consortium consists of simulation-, modeling- and Green IT experts from all over Europe:
- Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN, PL
- High Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart (HLRS), D
- Universite Paul Sabatier, F
- Christmann Informationstechnik + Medien GmbH & Co. KG, D
- The 451 Group LTD, UK
- Institut de Rercerca en Energia de Catalunya, ES
- Atos Origin, ES