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From Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:00 to Tue, 06/12/2012 - 17:30
Location: Milan, Italy

In the streamline of “Reduce Global Energy Intensity” in particular, energy efficient products, the event presents energy-efficient tools and products being developed in the GAMES (Green Active Management of Energy in IT Service centers). Tools include monitoring for energy efficiency of data centres, a Knowledge Base of Green Performance Indicators, adaptation tools allowing adjusting levels of quality of service to current energy needs, and other service oriented software. With such tools, data centres are expected to increase incrementally their energy efficiency and reducing their global carbon footprint by up to 25%, while not deteriorating their overall performance levels, ultimately contributing at large to effectively solve the problem of the greening of the ICT.

Jyrki Huusko (VTT) gave a talk about FIT4Green project in the workshop.

From Wed, 05/23/2012 (All day) to Thu, 05/24/2012 (All day)
Location: Nice, France

Data Centres 2012, a European data centre conference, will take place May 23-24 in Nice, France. The conference includes 100 speakers, three conference theatres, and five master classes. The expected attendance is more than 750 professionals from 30 different countries.

Giovanni Giuliani (HP) gave a talk about FIT4Green.

From Wed, 05/09/2012 (All day) to Fri, 05/11/2012 (All day)
Location: Madrid, Spain

Due to the increasing significance of power consumption in computing and networking, the goal of e-Energy is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners working in this area to discuss recent and innovative results, as well as identify future directions and challenges. The continuing spread of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has contributed much to the reduction of energy consumption in many areas of everyday life. Nevertheless ICT infrastructure continues to expand in capacity and reach, and needs to be more energy-efficient itself. Additionally, ICT can be used to optimize the production, transport and consumption of energy in other setups.

The conference addresses the varied fields of servers and communication infrastructures, services in data centers, end-systems in home and office environments, broadband access networks, sensor networks, cloud computing, smart grids and future networks such as The Internet of Things.

FIT4Green presented two papers in the conference: "Evaluating and Modeling Power Consumption of Multi-Core Processors" by Robert Basmadjian and Hermann de Meer, and "An Energy Aware Framework for Virtual Machine Placement in Cloud Federated Data Centres" by Corentin Dupont, Giovanni Giuliani, Fabien Hermenier, Thomas Schulze, and Andrey Somov.

FIT4Green project was also presented by María Pérez Ortega in the TREND NoE sponsored Industry Session.

From Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:00 to Tue, 05/08/2012 - 17:40
Location: Madrid, Spain

The energy consumption of data centres offering all kinds of services such as cloud services, high performance computing, and traditional storage and data management in global organizations is increasing exponentially. For the sustainable development of ICT technology, new solutions for energy-efficient computing are needed in various technology fields. Especially the data centres play a big role in targeting energy-efficient and low-carbon economic development.

The E2DC aims to increase the international awareness of energy-aware data centre technologies and to allow the exchange of ideas and interaction among the different researchers in the topic. The scope of the workshop reaches from research on green data centre technologies varying from the information and communication technologies to business models and Green SLA solutions. The workshop also addresses researchers from infrastructure research to share their ideas and solutions for green data centres.

 

Presentations

From Sun, 03/25/2012 (All day) to Thu, 03/29/2012 (All day)
Location: St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

There is a perceived need for a fundamental transformation in IP communications, energy-aware technologies and the way all energy sources are integrated. This is accelerated by the complexity of smart devices, the need for special interfaces for an easy and remote access, and the new achievements in energy production.  Smart Grid technologies promote ways to enhance efficiency and reliability of the electric grid, while addressing increasing demand and incorporating more renewable and distributed electricity generation. The adoption of data centers, penetration of new energy resources, large dissemination of smart sensing and control devices, including smart home, and new vehicular energy approaches demand a new position for distributed communications, energy storage, and integration of varii sources of energy.

ENERGY 2012 continues the inaugural event considering Green approaches for Smart Grids and IT-aware technologies. It addresses fundamentals, technologies, hardware and software needed support, and applications and challenges.

FIT4Green presented the paper "Optimization of Energy and Emissions in High-Performance Grid Computing Data Centres" by Mikko Majanen and Olli Mämmelä in the conference. The paper received the Best Paper Award.

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