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Analyzing Power Decisions in Data Center Powered by Renewable Sources

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Both academics and industry have engaged their efforts in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Data centers are one of the most electricity-expensive ICT actors due to their uninterrupted service. Reducing the usage of brown energy or migrating to green energy using renewable sources (RES) is a way to reduce these emissions. However, this migration is not straightforward due to intermittence from these sources. This work is part of Datazero 2 ANR project. This project aims to design a data center powered only by RES production and storage elements. This architecture requires several decisions at different levels of management. This project divides the problem into two groups: offline and online. On the offline side, it uses renewable and workload predictions to prepare an offline plan with a power envelope (power delivered to the servers) and hints on how to manage the storage (batteries and hydrogen). Given the offline plan, the article's contribution is how to deal with real and dynamic power constraints online while keeping the planned storage level at the end. So, this article proposes policies to modify the plan according to the changes in predictions. We evaluate these policies in a homogeneous and heterogeneous data center. The results demonstrate that our policies could approach the storage level and improve Quality of Service (QoS) independently of data center infrastructures.
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hal-03841725 , version 1 (14-02-2023)

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Igor Fontana de Nardin, Patricia Stolf, Stéphane Caux. Analyzing Power Decisions in Data Center Powered by Renewable Sources. 34th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD 2022), IEEE; Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest; Université de Bordeaux; Bordeaux INP, Nov 2022, Bordeaux, France. pp.1-10, ⟨10.1109/SBAC-PAD55451.2022.00041⟩. ⟨hal-03841725⟩
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