Experiments with a Sensing Platform for High Visibility of the Data Center
Ref: CISTER-TR-131206 Publication Date: 2014
Experiments with a Sensing Platform for High Visibility of the Data CenterRef: CISTER-TR-131206 Publication Date: 2014
Data centers are large energy consumers and a substantial portion of this power consumption is due to the control of physical parameters, which bring the need of high efficiency environmental control systems. In this work, we de- scribe a hardware sensing platform specifically tailored to collect physical pa- rameters (temperature, pressure, humidity and power consumption) in large data centers. This platform is an important enabler to find opportunities to optimize energy consumption. We also introduce an analysis of the delay to obtain the sensing data from the sensor network. This analysis provides an insight into the time scales supported by our platform, and also allows to study the delay for different data center topologies. Finally, we exemplify some capabilities of the system with a real deployment.
Chapter in book Internet of Things Based on Smart Objects, Springer International Publishing, Edited: Giancarlo Fortino, Paolo Trunfio, pp 181-198.