IT Optimization for Datacenters Under Renewable Power Constraint

  • Stephane Caux
  • Paul Renaud-Goud
  • Gustavo RostirollaEmail author
  • Patricia Stolf
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11014)


Nowadays, datacenters are one of the most energy consuming facilities due to the increase of cloud, web-services and high performance computing demands all over the world. To be clean and to be with no connection to the grid, datacenters projects try to feed electricity with renewable energy sources and storage elements. Nevertheless, due to the intermittent nature of these power sources, most of the works still rely on grid as a backup. This paper presents a model that considers the datacenter workload and the several moments where renewable energy could be engaged by the power side without grid. We propose to optimize the IT scheduling to execute tasks within a given power envelope of only renewable energy as a constraint.


Cloud computing Renewable energy Scheduling 



The work presented in this paper was supported by the French ANR DATAZERO project ANR-15-CE25-0012. For source characterization, the experimental database has been obtained thanks to the financial support of several LAPLACE projects, France (leaders Christophe TURPIN, Eric BRU)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephane Caux
    • 1
  • Paul Renaud-Goud
    • 2
  • Gustavo Rostirolla
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Patricia Stolf
    • 2
  1. 1.LAPLACE, Université de Toulouse, CNRSToulouseFrance
  2. 2.IRIT, Université de ToulouseToulouseFrance

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