Accession Number:

AD1014836

Title:

Data Center Energy Efficiency Technologies and Methodologies: A Review of Commercial Technologies and Recommendations for Application to Department of Defense Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA MCLEAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

Data centers DC C energy efficiency has grown in importance as DC services continue to become more integral to daily life and military operations. The goal of this study is to examine the technologies and related technology management methodologies commercial companies, hereafter referred to collectively as Industry, use to improve the energy efficiency of their DCs and identify the most promising ones that DoD DC operators could leverage. Key to understanding the DoD-specific recommendations are the unique DoD applications and requirements for their DCs. For the purposes of this study, the definition of a DC is extended beyond warehouses filled with hundreds of racks to any computing capability for local or remote use beyond those provided by a stand-alone desktop or hand held computing device. This introduces into the discussion a large number of mobile, tactical command, control, communications, and computer C4 systems across the Services. The goal of this study is to examine the technologies and related technology management methodologies commercial companies, hereafter referred to collectively as Industry, use to improve the energy efficiency of their DCs and identify the most promising ones that DoD DC operators could leverage. The study concludes with a set of key overall findings and a number of DoD-specific recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE