Computer Science - Research and Development

, Volume 25, Issue 3–4, pp 197–205 | Cite as

Collecting energy consumption of scientific data

Energy demands for files during their life cycle
  • Julian M. KunkelEmail author
  • Olga Mordvinova
  • Michael Kuhn
  • Thomas Ludwig
Special Issue Paper


In this paper the data life cycle management is extended by accounting for energy consumption during the life cycle of files. Information about the energy consumption of data not only allows to account for the correct costs of its life cycle, but also provides a feedback to the user and administrator, and improves awareness of the energy consumption of file I/O. Ideas to realize a storage landscape which determines the energy consumption for maintaining and accessing each file are discussed. We propose to add new extended attributes to file metadata which enable to compute the energy consumed during the life cycle of each file.


Storage systems Energy efficiency File life cycle I/O modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian M. Kunkel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Olga Mordvinova
    • 2
  • Michael Kuhn
    • 3
  • Thomas Ludwig
    • 3
  1. 1.Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbHHamburgGermany
  2. 2.SAP AG, oCTO TREXWalldorfGermany
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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