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International workshop on European actions towards eco-friendly data centers

"In technical co-sponsorship with the IEEE Computer Society"
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2013 – Karlsruhe, Germany.
Co-located with the Third International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC 2013).
Endorsed by the IEEE Technical Committee on Intelligent Green Production Systems and by IEEE Region 8.
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Workshop Chairs
- Ariel Oleksiak,
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Giovanni E. Pazienza,
Almende BV, The Netherlands
- Maria Perez-Ortega,
GFI, Spain
- Barbara Pernici,
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Technical committee
- Robert Basmadjian,
University of Passau, Germany
- Ivona Brandic,
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- George Da Costa,
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
- Giovanni Giuliani,
HP Italy Innovation Centre, Italy
- Marco Di Girolamo,
HP Italy Innovation Centre, Italy
- Xavier Hesselbach-Serra,
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Jussi Kangasharju,
University of Helsinki, Finland
- Barbara Pernici,
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Tuan Anh Trinh,
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
- Athanasios V. Vasilakos,
National Technical University of Athens,

- Jean-Marc Pierson,
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
 - Eugen Volk,
High Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart, Germany
Usman Wajid, 
The University of Manchester, UK
- Pierluigi Plebani, 
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Cinzia Cappiello, 
Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
- Simon Caton,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- Jan Haase,
Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Prior history of this workshop
All4Green has already organized 2
workshops related to energy-efficiency
in data centres:

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About EuroEcoDC
The carbon footprint of data centers has dramatically increased over the past few years, making data centers one of the major contributors to energy consumption and climate change. For this reason, it is necessary to come up with efficient solutions – from both the hardware and software perspective – to tackle this issue, which is a real challenge for all experts working in the field of Green IT. Several European projects dealing with different aspects of this problem are currently active, and it is time to create synergies in order to make them yet more successful.

The main goal of this workshop is to present and discuss European initiatives concerning energy-efficiency in data centers, including both infrastructure- and software-oriented solutions. Research papers in this area are welcome. The workshop will feature a keynote speach by André Rouyer (CG GDC), as well as several academic and industry papers related to the three organizing projects (All4Green, CoolEmAll and Eco2Clouds).

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Sept. 30, 2013 – Karlsruhe, Germany.

9:00 - 9:05 Welcome and opening address
Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim
9:05 - 10:00 Presentation of the FP7 projects sponsoring EuroEcoDC 2013
Chair: Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim
9:05 ECO2Clouds: Experimental awareness of CO2 in federated cloud sourcing
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico of Milano
9:25 CoolEmAll: Platform for optimising the design and operation of modular configurable IT infrastructures and facilities with resource-­-efficient cooling
Ariel Oleksiak,Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
9:45 All4Green: Active collaboration in data centre ecosystem to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions
María Pérez Ortega, GFI Benelux
10:00 - 10:30 Session 1a
Chair: Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano
10:00 Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and federated Cloud Environments
Eugen Volk, Axel Tenschert, Michael Gienger, Ariel Oleksiak, Laura Sisó and Jaume Salom
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 1b
Chair: Barbara Pernici, Politecnico of Milano
11:00 An example of methodology to assess energy efficiency improvements in Datacenters
Marta Chinnici and Andrea Quintiliani
11:30 Energy- and Heat-aware HPC benchmarks
Georges Da Costa, Thomas Zilio, Mateusz Jarus and Ariel Oleksiak
12:00 Energy- and Heat-aware Metrics for Data Centers
Laura Sisó, Jaume Salom, Ariel Oleksiak and Thomas Zilio
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:50 Standardisation Landscape for the Energy Management and Environmental Viability of Data Centres
André Rouyer,Chair of the CG CDG
introduced by María Pérez Ortega, GFI Benelux
14:50 - 15:40  Session 2
Chair: Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
14:50 Energy-Aware Process Design Optimization
Cinzia Cappiello, Pierluigi Plebani and Monica Vitali
15:15 A Generic Architecture For Demand Response: The ALL4Green Approach
Robert Basmadjian, Gergo Lovasz, Michael Beck, Hermann De Meer, Xavier Hesselbach-­-Serra, Juan Felipe Botero, Sonja Klingert, Maria Perez Ortega, Juan Carlos Lopez, Andries Stam,Rick van Krevelen and Marco Di Girolamo
15:40 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Metrics, benchmarks, and EC framework – Panel discussion
Chairs: Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim and Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center



Topics of interest

  • Energy-efficiency of data centres operations optimization
  • Tools to support data centres design and planning
  • Energy and cost effectiveness of decision support systems
  • Energy-efficient resource management methods in data centers
  • High efficiency power distribution DC architectures
  • Green SLAs and End Users engagement
  • Novel DC energy-efficiency metrics
  • Zero-consumption power supplies including cooling
  • Simulation and visualisation of data centres including cooling and heat re-use
  • Energy re-use for space heating and cooling
  • Reliable incorporation of renewable energy sources in to DC infrastructures
  • UPS energy efficiency

The workshop will be organized by the consortium members of three EC 7FP co-funded projects which research area is focused on data centres:

  • All4Green ( fosters collaboration between all entities in the full ecosystem in which data centres operate with the common goal of saving energy and emissions: ICT users deploying services, electrical power providers, and data centres cooperating in a federated way. Data centres, as important customers of energy providers, can have a great impact on the emergence and avoidance of energy usage peaks, and energy providers can reduce the impact of such peaks by using the optimal balance of energy sources based on their flexibility and CO2 emissions, including renewable energy sources. All4Green addresses this problem by coordinating energy supply and demand by encouraging extensive collaboration between energy providers and data centres. This, in turn, is enabled by Green-SLAs in the contracts between users and data centres.
  • CoolEmAll ( is an European Commission-funded research project that takes an innovative and holistic approach to energy-efficient data centre design and operation. The project is developing a range of components that will address the IT hardware, software and cooling aspects of of modern data centres. The main result is a simulation, visualisation and analysis toolkit  to allow data centre planners and operators to model the energy-efficiency implications of physical placement of IT within the facility. It also examines different approaches to cooling as well as the role played by applications and workload. The toolkit uses models of data centre building blocks defined by the project and made accessible through an open repository.
  • ECO2Clouds ( investigates strategies that can both ensure effective application deployment on the Cloud infrastructure and reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The need for novel deployment strategies becomes more evident when an application spans multiple Clouds. Cloud providers operate under different regulatory frameworks and cost structures in relation to environmental policies and energy value-chains. In addition, optimising the way key assets such as machines, applications and databases are deployed is constrained by a set of requirements such as quality, privacy and cross-platform, service-level agreements. ECO2Clouds will provide a challenging and innovative approach to Cloud computing service and will develop and test an application deployment strategy which will primarily consider the environmental implications of deploying applications on multi or federated clouds

Besides presenting scientific and/or industry papers coming from these three projects, other innovative initiatives related to energy-efficiency in the data centre are welcome to submit papers. The initial intention for the workshop is to have a good balance between industry actions and academic research.



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