The action will address system level technologies and associated services that will improve the energy and environmental performance of data centres. Given that data centres are a core element of today's Internet and among the facilities with the highest rate of increase energy consumption and related environmental impact, the action will contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly Internet.
(a) Software and Hardware system level technologies and associated services that monitor energy consumption and automatically optimise power, cooling, computing, storage, and data transmission operations in function of energy consumption, environmental impact and cost policies.
(b) Systems for the integration of networks of renewable energy sources for powering data-centres situated in urban agglomerations.
(c) Systems for the efficient use by urban installations of the heat that is produced by (a network of) data centre(s).
(d) Efficient integration of data centres under smart grid/smart city schemes.
(e) Contribution to standard and industry bodies that develop methods and standards on the measurement of the energy and environmental footprint of data centres. An emphasis on interoperability between different methods/standards will be considered an asset.
(f) Appropriate validation of the resulting systems.
Indicative budget distribution
EUR 20 million
Relevant challenge: 6. ICT for a low carbon economy
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