Today European Commission funded CoolEmAll project announced significant progress on a range of holistic datacenter management technologies thanks to a collaboration with Future Facilities and TSO Logic. To meet the demand for better management, the three partners have developed a range of tools that focus on the preventative and predictive management of datacenters, ensuring that the design and operation of data centers is more closely aligned with the applications and workloads that the facilities are ultimately designed to support.
Data centre managers are beginning to better understand the co-dependency between IT and facility level operations, leading to an increased focus on IT efficiency and incorporating an application-centric design and operation,” said Aaron Rallo, founder and CEO of TSO Logic. “Our application-aware approach to power management is a game-changing solution to the problem of data centre energy waste.”
The following tools are used to assess and improve real-life facilities and achieve real energy and cost savings:
- TSO Logic’s Application-Aware Power Management software allows data centres to automatically control the power state of servers based on application demand, without impacting availability or performance and without changes to infrastructure. C-level executives and administrators alike can benefit from the cost savings and application-level insights.
- CoolEmAll’s Simulation Visualization and Decision Support (SVD) Toolkit simulates new and existing facilities taking into account various factors such as application profiles, hardware characteristics, management policies, and heat transfer. The SVD Toolkit also integrates hardware and workload simulation with computational fluid dynamics simulations.
- Future Facilities’ Virtual Facility provides a 3D mathematical representation of the physical and logical attributes of a data centre in its past, present, or future state. It allows customers to evaluate options and make the right decisions in the planning process with no risk to their actual data centre. The company also offers ACE Data Centre Performance Assessment, which is a new way of assessing and visualizing the three critical indicators of a data centre’s performance – availability, capacity and efficiency.
The seven members of the CoolEmAll consortium are Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre, The Toulouse IT Research Institute, High Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart, The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Atos, 451 Research and Christmann Informationstechnik.