Tandem Equipment Arranged Architecture with Exhaust Heat Reuse System for Software-Defined Data Center Infrastructure

Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Koji Suganuma, Takaaki Deguchi, Go Hasegawa, Yutaka Nakamura, Norimichi Ukita, Naoki Aizawa, Katsuhiko Shibata, Kazuhiro Matsuda, Morito Matsuoka

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel energy-efficient architecture for software-defined data center infrastructures. In our proposed data center architecture, we include an exhaust heat reuse system that utilizes higherature exhaust heat from servers in conditioning humidity and air temperature of office space near the data center. To obtain higherature exhaust heat, equipment such as server racks and air conditioners are deployed in tandem so that the aisles are divided into three types: cold, hot, and super-hot. In this paper, to investigate the fundamental characteristics of our proposed data center architecture, we consider various types of data center models and conduct numerical simulations that use results obtained by experiments at an actual data center. Through simulation, we show that the total power consumption by a data center with our proposed architecture is 27 percent lower than that by data center with a conventional architecture. In addition, it is also shown that the proposed tandem equipment arrangement is suitable for obtaining higherature exhaust heat and decreasing the total power consumption significantly under a wider range of conditions than in the conventional equipment arrangement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-192
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • DCIM
  • DEMS
  • Data center
  • energy efficiency
  • energy management
  • infrastructure management
  • super-hot aisle
  • tandem arrangement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Taniguchi, Y., Suganuma, K., Deguchi, T., Hasegawa, G., Nakamura, Y., Ukita, N., Aizawa, N., Shibata, K., Matsuda, K., & Matsuoka, M. (2017). Tandem Equipment Arranged Architecture with Exhaust Heat Reuse System for Software-Defined Data Center Infrastructure. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 5(2), 182-192. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCC.2015.2440245