Research that’s making Data Centres Greener: GREENDC
Funded by EU MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE Action RISE, the GREENDC project aims at developing a decision support system to help data centre managers find the best configuration of data centre servers to minimise energy consumption by considering environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and server specifications. The project tasks are implemented mainly through staff exchanges between industry and academic partners; academic staff and PhD students representing Brunel will travel to partner institutions in Bulgaria and Turkey to collect data while Brunel will host representatives from these partner institutions.
Professor Habin Lee, Professor in Analytics and Operations Management at Brunel Business School, will coordinate the GREENDC consortium consisting of five partners from three countries (the UK, Turkey and Bulgaria), in collaboration with Professor Chris Pitelis and Professor Zahir Irani. Turksat.gov.tr is one of the largest data centres in Turkey providing electronic government services, similar to that of gov.uk in the UK. Brunel has been working with Turkstat since 2009 via three different EU projects. SME partners from Bulgaria and the UK will commercialise the decision support system following field trials in Turksat. The European Commission is funding the project (a total of 1 million euros) from 2017 until 2020.