Green Data Centers: A Survey, Perspectives, and Future Directions [article]

Xibo Jin, Fa Zhang, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Zhiyong Liu
2016 arXiv   pre-print
At present, a major concern regarding data centers is their extremely high energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. However, because of the over-provisioning of resources, the utilization of existing data centers is, in fact, remarkably low, leading to considerable energy waste. Therefore, over the past few years, many research efforts have been devoted to increasing efficiency for the construction of green data centers. The goal of these efforts is to efficiently utilize available
more » ... rces and to reduce energy consumption and thermal cooling costs. In this paper, we provide a survey of the state-of-the-art research on green data center techniques, including energy efficiency, resource management, thermal control and green metrics. Additionally, we present a detailed comparison of the reviewed proposals. We further discuss the key challenges for future research and highlight some future research issues for addressing the problem of building green data centers.
arXiv:1608.00687v1 fatcat:if2x3wmy3rhorasl3f2vyvcozy