5° INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT DATA CENTRES

E2DC 2016 JUNE 21TH WATERLOO (CANADA)

Co-located with the ACM e-Energy 2016, the Seventh International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy 2016)

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Between now and 2017, the global footprint of data centres will grow over 40 million square feet, from 109 million to close to 150 million square feet. This growth is stimulated by IT based intelligence penetrating all areas of production and consumption by analyzing more and more data. Thus, the increasing power demand of data centres will remain unremitting, as well as the need for their holistic efficiency and sustainability.

Keynote


Title: Energy Consumption and Efficiency in Complex ICT Networks

Speaker: Dr. Heiko Lehmann, Research and Innovation Director for Smart Energy at T-Labs, the central R&D unit of Deutsche Telekom

Trained a physicist, he received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Humboldt University Berlin in 1992. In 2006, Lehmann joined T-Labs where he took over responsibility for a portfolio of innovation projects. His principal scientific and innovation interests are self-organization, complex systems and optimization in a wide variety of application areas. Lehmann was founding Thematic Area Leader for “Smart Energy” at the European Institute of Technology and Innovation in 2010.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

9:00 – 9:10
Registration and Opening Address
9:10 – 9:30
Introduction
Title: Energy Adaptive Data Centres
Speaker: Sonja Klingert (University of Mannheim)
9:30 – 10:30
Keynote
Title: Energy Consumption and Efficiency in Complex ICT Networks
Speaker: Dr. Heiko Lehmann, Research and Innovation Director for Smart Energy at T-Labs, the central R&D unit of Deutsche Telekom.
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Session 1 – Power Prediction and Power Planning
Session Chair: Paul J. Kuehn (University of Stuttgart/IKR)
Joint Discussion
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 14:30
Session 2 – Optimizing Data Center Energy Budget
Session Chair: Hermann de Meer (University of Passau)
Joint Discussion
14:30 – 15:00
Invited Paper
Energy Efficiency and Performance of Cloud Data Centers – Which Role can Modeling Play?
Paul J. Kuehn (University of Stuttgart/IKR)
Virtualization and Load Balancing are main objectives to reduce the power consumption and to improve the performance of data centres (DC). The talk addresses the question how modeling and mathematical performance evaluation methods can contribute to support energy-efficient use of resources and dynamic load balancing in virtualized service environments.
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:45
Data Center Round Tables
Session Chair: Gunnar Schomaker (University of Paderborn/SICP)
The DC industry is an ongoing prospering domain. During the last decade we have seen many innovative infrastructure designs trying to handle environmental dependencies and new ICT solutions with increased volatile dynamics in demanding different resources. Eventually, the opportunities for DC architects, operators and direct customers to support “run green” and to keep all interest is still a challenge and has reached a new level of complexity. At 2-3 round tables we will discuss and try to assign existing technologies, trends, research results and future challenges within the operational stack of DCs. The aim is to reach an overview and common understanding about the impact of opportunities to reach holistic sustainability.
16:45 – 17:00
Closing of the Workshop
Gunnar Schomaker (University of Paderborn/SICP)
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WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim - Germany
Gunnar Schomaker, Software Innovation Campus Paderborn - Germany
Natalie Bates, Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Hermann de Meer, University of Passau – Germany
Girish Ghatiker, Technology Greenlots, USA
Xavier Hesselbach-Serra, Universidat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Lorenz M. Hilty, University of Zurich and Empa Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Jorjeta Jetcheva, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, USA
Paul Kühn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Stefan Naumann, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Florian Niedermeier, University of Passau, Germany
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano – Italy
Suzanne Rivoire, Sonoma State University, USA
Anhand Sivasubramaniaum, Tata, India
Monica Vitali, Anhand Sivasubramaniaum, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christian Becker, Universität Mannheim, Germany


4° INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT DATA CENTRES

E2DC 2015 JULY 14TH BANGALORE (INDIA)

Co-located with the ACM e-Energy 2015, the Sixth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy 2015)

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One challenge of society is to reach the United Nation’s max 2°C-climate change goal, which means to reduce at least 80% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. With an increasing share of global industry’s carbon footprint data centres have a high responsibility towards this goal. Innovations like new efficient and energy proportional server generations, energy-aware workload management, or highly responsive data center designs have contributed to slowing down the formerly sharp increase of data centres’ energy demand. However, the ongoing global digitization is counteracting this development. E2DC offers the opportunity for researchers of all data centre domains to commonly advance the potential of yet unknown innovations in order to continue the race for sustainability in and by data centers.

Keynote


Title: The Pervasive Data Center and the Elusive Negawatt

Speaker: Amod Ranade, General Manager Data Center Business Development at Schneider Electric.

Amod Ranade is General Manager – Data Center Business Development at Schneider Electric. He focuses on business development of the Data Center portfolio from Schneider Electric. He comes with a rich experience in Data Center offerings having held Product/Program management positions for Site and Facilities Services at IBM India. He was involved in driving various Programs for Data Center infrastructure services offerings; in different stages of the Data Center infrastructure lifecycle (Design, Build, Assessment & Audits). Amod also comes with a strong background with respect to Data Center technologies with respect to Power, Cooling and Management software having held Product Management positions in APC by Schneider Electric for Data Center Solutions. He has also managed Data Center related product lines (Racks and Power distribution systems, High Density cooling systems, etc). Amod is an MBA and an Engineering graduate from University of Pune.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

9:00 – 9:15
Registration
9:15 – 9:45
Opening Address and Introduction
Title: DC4Cities – ADAPT BEING ADAPTED
Speaker: Sonja Klingert (University of Mannheim)
9:45 – 10:45
Keynote
Title: The Pervasive Data Center and the Elusive Negawatt.
Speaker: Amod Ranade, General Manager Data Center Business Development at Schneider Electric
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00
Session 1 – Environmental and Innovative Perspectives for Data Centers
Session Chair: Sonja Klingert
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
Session 2 – Modeling of Data Centers, Infrastructure and System Behavior
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Hermann de Meer
16:00 – 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:15
Panel chair: Gunnar Schomaker
Topic: What drives the Data Centre Community?
From Business to Research and Back – Is there a place left for sustainability?
Participants: Hermann de Meer (University Passau), Oche Ejembi (University of St Andrews), Amod Ranade (Schneider Electric), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM Research), Anand Sivasubramaniam (Tata Consultancy Services), Tridib Mukherjee (Xerox)
17:15 – 17:30
Closing of the Workshop
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WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Sonja Klingert - University of Mannheim (Germany), Gunnar Schomaker - Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (Germany), Fabien Hermenier - University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolice (France)

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Marta Chinnici, ENEA – Italy
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau – Germany
Daniel Gmach, HPLabs – USA
Jorjeta Jetcheva, Fujitsu Laboratories of America – USA
Paul Kühn, University of Stuttgart – Germany
Laurent Lefèvre, Inria – France
Sebastian Lehnhoff, Offis – Germany
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes – France
Wolfgang Nebel, Offis – Germany
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano – Italy
Jean-Marc Pierson, University of Toulouse – France
Tomasz Siewierski, Technical University of Lodz


3° INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT DATA CENTRES


Co-located with the ACM e-Energy 2014, the Fifth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy 2014)

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With the total consumption of data centres worldwide surpassing the energy consumption of, among others, countries like Sweden, investing into the energy efficiency of data centres means to invest into the future, both of the planet and of the data centre. This is a challenge that the international workshop on energy efficient data centres E2DC takes up for the third time in 2014: Increasing the energy efficiency of data centres is a first step at decoupling the rising need for communication and computation from the ecological footprint of data centres.

Keynote


Title: Is the Current Data Growth Rate Sustainable?

Speaker: Ian Bitterlin, CTO Emerson Network Power Systems, Visiting Professor at University of Leeds

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

8:45 - 9:00
Registration and opening address
Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim
9:00 - 9:30
Intelligently Integrating Data Centres in the Power System
An Introduction to the EU Projects All4Green and DC4Cities
Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim
Marta Chinnici, Enea
9:30 - 10:30
Keynote
Is the Current Data Growth Rate Sustainable?
Ian Bitterlin, CTO Emerson Network Power Systems, Visiting Professor at University of Leeds
Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00
Session 1: Energy Optimization Algorithms and Models
Chair: Hermann de Meer (University of Passau)
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 16:00
Session 2: The Future Role of Data Centres in Europe
Chair: Jaume Salom (IREC)
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30
Session 3: Energy Efficiency Metrics for Data Centres
Chair: Alfonso Capozzoli (Politecnico di Torino)
17:30 - 17:45
Closing of the Workshop
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WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Sonja Klingert - University of Mannheim (Germany), Marta Chinnici - ENEA (Italy), Milagros Rey Porto - Gas Natural (Spain)

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Hermann de Meer, University of Passau - Germany
Daniel Gmach, HPLabs - USA
Jorjeta Jetcheva, Fujitsu Laboratories of America - USA
Paul Kühn, University of Stuttgart - Germany
Eric Madeleine, INRIA - France
Maria Perez Ortega, GFI - Spain
Mary Ann Piette, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - USA
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano - Italy
Gunnar Schomaker, OFFIS - Germany
Shaolei Ren, Florida International University - USA
Tomasz Siewierski, Technical University of Lodz - Poland