International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of
Computer Systems

Part of Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2011

San Jose, California
JUNE 7-11, 2011

GreenMetrics 2011 Schedule

Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - San Hose, California
Part of the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2011

1:30-2:30pm Keynote talk: "Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Data Centers", Van P. Carey, A. Richard Newton Chair in Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Presentation slides [pdf]

2:30-3:30pm Session 1: Networks and Distributed Systems

3:30-4:00pm Coffee break

4:00-5:20pm Session 2: Data Centers

5:20-5:30pm Closing comments

Keynote talk (1:30 ~ 2:30pm)

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Data Centers
Van P. Carey
A. Richard Newton Chair in Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Presentation slides [pdf]

This keynote lecture will examine the general scope of efforts to enhance the energy efficiency and sustainability of data center technologies, and will examine some specific strategies in detail. A fast compact modeling tool that can be used to enhance the energy efficiency of data center design and operation will be described, and typical results for a data center case study will be presented. The use of lifetime exergy consumption as a thermodynamically-based metric for sustainability of information technologies will be discussed, and a lifetime exergy consumption model designed specifically for data center server analysis will be presented as an example of how this type of metric can be used for information technologies. Database needs to facilitate this type of analysis will be described, and the use of the lifetime exergy consumption model will be demonstrated for case studies examining the effects of varying some of the data center design parameters. The use of this type of lifecycle exergy consumption analysis for other information technologies will also be discussed and assessed.

Speaker Biography:
Van P. Carey is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and holds the A. Richard Newton Chair in Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He is widely recognized for his research on near-interface micro-scale phenomena, transport in liquid-vapor systems, and computational modeling and simulation of energy conversion and transport processes. Since joining the Berkeley faculty in 1982, Dr. Carey's research has spanned a variety of applications areas, including high heat flux cooling of electronics, heat transfer in porous burners, data center energy efficiency, energy sustainability of information processing, fuel cell thermal management, building and vehicle air conditioning, forging and casting of aluminum, phase change thermal energy storage, Rankine cycle power for manned space missions, heat pipes for aerospace applications, advanced concentrating solar absorber designs, and turbomachinery technologies for green energy conversion applications. His recent research has focused on multiscale heat, mass, and momentum transfer processes in renewable energy technologies.

Dr. Carey currently is Director of the Energy and Information Technology Laboratory in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, a laboratory that he founded with support from CITRIS. Research in this laboratory focuses on novel component and system concepts that enhance energy efficiency of information technologies, and use of information technologies to enhance the energy efficiency of conventional and renewable energy systems. Dr. Carey is the author or co-author of over 180 technical publications and holds three patents. Two of his publications are advanced textbooks: Liquid-Vapor Phase Change Phenomena (Taylor and Francis, second edition, 2007) and Statistical Thermodynamics and Microscale Thermophysics (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999). Dr. Carey is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. During 2009-2010, Dr. Carey was Chair of the Heat Transfer Division of ASME. In recognition of his accomplishments in research and education, Dr. Carey has received the 2004 ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal for eminent achievement in the science of thermodynamics, and the 2007 Heat Transfer Memorial Award for Science from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a three-time recipient (2008, 2009, 2010) of the Hewlett Packard's Innovation Research Program Award for his research on strategies to enhance data center energy efficiency and sustainability.