Virtualised load management algorithm to reduce CO2 emissions in the data centre industry

Mueen Uddin, Jamshed Memon, Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan, Raed Alsaqour, Amjad Rehman

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Abstract

The environmental footprint of ICT continues to increase. Data centres are key contributors of greenhouse gas emissions that pollute the environment and cause global warming. All data centres are overwhelmed with numerous servers as the major components of processing. These servers and other equipment consume high amounts of power, thereby emitting CO2. In an average server environment, 30% of the servers are 'dead' and only consume energy, but such servers are not properly utilised, in which their utilisation ratios range from 5% to 10%. This paper proposes a new algorithm to manage and categorise the workload of different underutilised volume servers properly to increase their utilisation capacity. The proposed algorithm helps apply server consolidation methodology and increases the utilisation ratio of underutilised servers by up to 50%, thereby saving high amounts of power and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 88%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-20
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Global Warming
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Energy-efficient data centre
  • GHG
  • Global warming
  • Greenhouse gas
  • Server consolidation
  • Server virtualisation
  • Workload management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Atmospheric Science

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Virtualised load management algorithm to reduce CO2 emissions in the data centre industry. / Uddin, Mueen; Memon, Jamshed; Rozan, Mohd Zaidi Abd; Alsaqour, Raed; Rehman, Amjad.

In: International Journal of Global Warming, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2015, p. 3-20.

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Uddin, Mueen ; Memon, Jamshed ; Rozan, Mohd Zaidi Abd ; Alsaqour, Raed ; Rehman, Amjad. / Virtualised load management algorithm to reduce CO2 emissions in the data centre industry. In: International Journal of Global Warming. 2015 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 3-20.
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