CEE’s Data Center & Server Exploration. June 13, 2007 General Session Presented by: Denise Rouleau. Overview. History Background Data Center Overview Opportunity Recommendations Next Steps. History.
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June 13, 2007
Presented by: Denise Rouleau
Are vital to the U.S. economy
Require ever increasing amounts of energy to operate
Can consume 25 to 50 times more electricity per sq. ft. than office space
With electric cost per sq/ft 15%-40% greater than office space
LBNL Research Road Map
Who Owns Them?
Google is building two computing centers, top and left, each the size of a football field, in Dalles, Ore.
It is projected that DC & server electricity use will more than double from 2006 to 2011:
From 59 billion kWh to 119 billion kWh (2.8% of electric use)
If current trends continue could slow the rise to 103 billion kWh
In 2005 data centers used:
Volume servers will grow more than 50% from 2005 by 2010, while mid- and high-range servers will decline 20-30%
If power per server remains constant—server electricity use will increase by 40%
If power use per unit increases—server electricity use will increase by 76%
Server Processor 50%
Cooling Systems 35%
about 11% of other)
Source: Alliance to Save Energy 1/2007
Hiding in Plain Sight, Google Seeks More Power
Tech firms get green by trimming big energy bills
Electricity-hungry equipment, combined with rising energy prices, are devouring data center budgets.
A new push for energy efficiency in the computer Industry is sparking a bare-knuckles brawl, with companies competing to add performance and save power.
SPEC forms server efficiency committee
Data Centers Hog Energy and Are Paying Steeply
To enable CEE members to:
Given “newness” of industry objectives include:
Building consistent consensus-based definitions, understanding of the industry, and knowledge of data center and server systems
Identifying, clarifying and helping to validate energy efficiency opportunities
Identifying recommended program strategies to help increase the energy efficiency of data centers and servers over and above that of the industry itself
Work area scope:
3:30-5:00 BREAKOUT SESSION