Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Data Center Energy Efficiency

  • Fred Chong
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_80642

Our increasingly data-centric society has required an exponentially growing capability in large-scale infrastructure to store and process data. Although advances in silicon technology have historically provided exponential gains in both cost and energy efficiency, two factors will make the energy-efficient design of data centers of critical importance in the future.

First, increased demand for datacenter infrastructure is on a faster exponential than Moore’s law (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer ScienceUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Amr El Abbadi
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUC Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA