Participation in national working groups and the development of novel approaches to increase efficiency, based on innovative load and energy management solutions, are pursued at OFFIS with the aim of reducing energy consumption of computers and data centers in particular.
Ecological, economic but in the meantime also technical problems force action in the optimization of energy consumption in data centers. Great potential for optimization lies in the hitherto largely static binding of services of data centers to the corresponding hardware resources working off the computational load, which resulted in severe underutilization. Load and Power Management can help here to greatly increase the efficiency of the use of hardware and energy by adapting dynamically the resources to the fluctuating demand. Necessary control and monitoring capabilities for the realization of such a solution already exist, however concepts for the use of these opportunities are still missing. Therefore, at OFFIS solutions are being developed as well for a data center's internal as a cross-data center load management.