An AnyLogic Simulation Model for Power and Performance Analysis of Data Centres

  • Björn F. Postema
  • Boudewijn R. Haverkort
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9272)


In this paper we propose a simulation framework that allows for the analysis of power and performance trade-offs for data centres that save energy via power management. The models are cooperating discrete-event and agent-based models, which enable a variety of data centre configurations, including various infrastructural choices, workload models, (heterogeneous) servers and power management strategies. The capabilities of our modelling and simulation approach is shown with an example of a 200-server cluster. A validation that compares our results, for a restricted model with a previously published numerical model is also provided.


Data centres Simulation Discrete-event models Agent-based models Power management Performance analysis Power-performance trade-off Cascading effect Transient analysis Steady-state analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Telematics and Information TechnologyUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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