Green Communications and Networking. First International Conference, GreeNets 2011, Colmar, France, October 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Power Consumption Analysis of Data Center Architectures

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_10,
        author={Rastin Pries and Michael Jarschel and Daniel Schlosser and Michael Klopf and Phuoc Tran-Gia},
        title={Power Consumption Analysis of Data Center Architectures},
        proceedings={Green Communications and Networking. First International Conference, GreeNets 2011, Colmar, France, October 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={GREENETS},
        year={2012},
        month={11},
        keywords={data center energy efficiency networking},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_10}
    }
    
  • Rastin Pries
    Michael Jarschel
    Daniel Schlosser
    Michael Klopf
    Phuoc Tran-Gia
    Year: 2012
    Power Consumption Analysis of Data Center Architectures
    GREENETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33368-2_10
Rastin Pries1,*, Michael Jarschel1,*, Daniel Schlosser1,*, Michael Klopf1, Phuoc Tran-Gia1,*
  • 1: University of Würzburg
*Contact email: pries@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de, michael.jarschel@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de, schlosser@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de, trangia@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Abstract

The high power consumption of data centers confronts the providers with major challenges. However, not only the servers and the cooling consume a huge amount of energy, but also the data center network architecture makes an important contribution. In this paper, we introduce different data center architectures and compare them regarding their power consumption. The results show that there are some differences which should not be neglected and that with only minor modifications of the architecture, it is possible to save a huge amount of energy.