7° INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT DATA CENTRES

E2DC 2018 JUNE 12TH KARLSRUHE, GERMANY

Co-located with the ACM e-Energy 2018, the Ninth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy 2018)

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Data centres are the core of future industrial and customer services, especially taking into account a fast development of clouds, mobile applications, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. Consequently data centres energy efficiency and sustainability has becone a major research, business and societal problem. To address this problem the main goal of the E2DC 2018 workshop is to study innovative methods to improve efficiency and sustainability of data centres - important and ever growing source of energy consumption.

Keynotes


Title: The 4 Es of Edge Data Centers

Speaker: Jon Summers (Scientific Leader in Data Centres, Research Institutes of Sweden, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (RISE SICS) North)

For more than 10 years the data center sector has been improving its End use Energy demand in the face of unprecedented growth by using metrics that focus not on Efficiency, but Effectiveness. The trend to centralise processing and data into the cloud, which does offer most the Economy of scale, is developing a data center ecosystem that is centralised around megascale core data centers. However, the elements (humans and machines) that interact with these large scale data centers are distributed and more and more require data to be everywhere and in particular nearby. In a parody of the Vs of Big Data, this presentation will make use of as many technical and scientific facts as possible to reflect on the potential Es of Edge of network data centers, which may become the Effective Economic Energy-Efficient Exergetic infrastructure of the future.


Title: Sustainability and innovative settlements of future data centers

Speaker: Gunnar Schomaker (SICP - Software Innovation Campus Paderborn, Vice Managing Director)

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

9:00 - 9:15

Registration & welcome

9:15 - 10:00

Keynote

Title: The 4 Es of Edge Data Centers
Speaker: Jon Summers (Scientific Leader in Data Centres, Research Institutes of Sweden, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (RISE SICS) North)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:30

Session 1

Session Chair: Boudewijn R. Haverkort


  • Demand-Response Power Management Strategy Using Time Shifting Capabilities
    Christian Tipantuña, Xavier Hesselbach (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
  • Fitting Realistic Data Centre Workloads
    Björn F. Postema, Niels J. Geuze, Boudewijn R. Haverkort (University of Twente)
  • Minimising energy costs of data centers using high density heterogeneous systems and intelligent resource management
    Ariel Oleksiak, Tomasz Ciesielczyk, Michal Kierzynka, Wojciech Piatek (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
  • A demonstration of monitoring and measuring data centers for energy efficiency using opensource tools
    Jonas Gustafsson, Sebastian Fredriksson, Magnus Nilsson-Maki, Daniel Olsson, Jeffrey Sarkinen (RISE SICS North); Henrik Niska (Lition AB); Nicolas Seyvet (OP5); Tor Bjorn Minde, Jon Summers (RISE SICS North)
  • Mapping Data Centre Business Types with Power Management Strategies to Identify Demand Response Candidates
    Sonja Klingert (University of Mannheim)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote

Title: Sustainability and innovative settlements of future data centers
Speaker: Gunnar Schomaker (SICP - Software Innovation Campus Paderborn, Vice Managing Director)

14:30 - 15:20

Session 2

Session Chair: Xavier Hesselbach


  • Modelling and Analysing Conservative Governor of DVFS-enabled Processors
    Robert Basmadjian, Hermann de Meer (University of Passau)
  • SeDuCe: Toward a testbed for research on thermal and power management in datacenters
    Jonathan Pastor, Jean Marc Menaud (IMT Atlantique)

15:20-15:30

Workshop wrap-up

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 18:00

Visit at the Steinbuch Center for Computing

(Registration for the HPC tour will be on-site at the registration desk. Please remember to bring your ID/Passport)
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WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland - Poland
Gunnar Schomaker, Software Innovation Campus Paderborn - Germany
Björn Postema, University of Twente, Netherlands

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim, Germany
Boudewijn Haverkort, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Nigel Thomas, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, United States of America
Chuan Wu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hongyang Sun, Vanderbilt University, United States of America
Jean-Marc Pierson, University of Toulouse, France
Georges Da Costa, University of Toulouse, France
Xavier Hesselbach-Serra, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Monica Vitali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

6° INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT DATA CENTRES

E2DC 2017 MAY 16TH HONG KONG

Co-located with the ACM e-Energy 2017, the Eight International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy 2017)

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The digital transformation of our whole society is an ongoing progress with a lot of uncertainties regarding its outcome, especially the architecture of IT/ IoT solutions. A huge challenge of this cultural change is to deal with the flow of information between mobile humans and/or machine actors or things within or between any number of organizations, forming a value creating network with global available services. The logistic ability to collect, process and deliver data from any point to every particular user in each situation is realised by different kind of data centres spread around the world. For this reason data centres are the core of future industrial and customer services, and consequently data centres energy efficiency and sustainability a major research, business and societal problem.

Keynotes


Title: Reasoning About Hardware Refresh Rates in Data Centres

Speaker: Rabih Bashroush, University of East London

Dr Bashroush has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. He is currently a Reader and Director of the Enterprise Computing Research Group at the University of East London. Dr Bashroush serves on various data centre energy efficiency standardisation committees and expert working groups. He currently coordinates the H2020 EURECA project and the EU DG CONNECT SmartCities Research Cluster.


Title: Mechanism Design for Emergency Demand Response in Colocation Data Centres

Speaker: Chuan Wu, The University of Hong Kong

Chuan Wu received her B.Engr. and M.Engr. degrees in 2000 and 2002 from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China, and her Ph.D. degree in 2008 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. Since September 2008, Chuan Wu has been with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her current research is in the areas of cloud computing, data center systems, and large-scale data analytics/machine learning systems. She is a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM, and served as the Chair of the Interest Group on Multimedia services and applications over Emerging Networks (MEN) of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee (MMTC) from 2012 to 2014. She was the co-recipient of the best paper awards of HotPOST 2012 and ACM e-Energy 2016.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

8:30 - 9:00
Welcome & Registration
9:00 - 9:10
Introduction
Ariel Oleksiak (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
9:10 - 9:55
Keynote
Title: Reasoning About Hardware Refresh Rates in Data Centres
Speaker: Rabih Bashroush (University of East London)
9:55 - 10:30
Keynote
Title: Data Center Demand Response with Algorithmic Techniques
Speaker: Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong)
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment break
11:00 - 12:45
Optimizing Energy Efficiency of Cloud Data Centers
Session Chair: Hermann de Meer (University of Passau)
12:45 - 2:00
Lunch
2:00 - 4:00
Thermal and power management in data centers
Session Chair: Sonja Klingert (University of Manheim)
4:00-4:30
Refreshment break
4:30-6:00
Panel on the Integration of data centers with district heating and cooling (joint panel between E2DC and DHC workshops)
Session Chair: Gunnar Schomaker (University of Paderborn/SICP)
6:00 - 6:15
Closing of the Workshop
Gunnar Schomaker (University of Paderborn/SICP)
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WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland - Poland
Gunnar Schomaker, Software Innovation Campus Paderborn - Germany

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Hermann de Meer, University of Passau – Germany
Xavier Hesselbach-Serra, Universidat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano – Italy
Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim - Germany
Yonggang Wen, Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
Ce-Kuen Shieh, National Center for High Performance Computing - Taiwan
Xudong Zhao, Univeristy of Hull - UK
Hongyang Sun, Vanderbilt University - USA
Jean-Marc Pierson, University of Toulouse - France
Georges Da Costa, University of Toulouse - France
Gudrun Oevel, University of Paderborn - Germany
Stefan Naumann, University of Trier - Germany
Florian Niedermeier, University of Passau, Germany
Monica Vitali, Anhand Sivasubramaniaum, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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