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Stochastic Petri Net Models for the Analysis of Trade-Offs in Data Centres with Power Management

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Due to the growth in energy consumption of data centres, the demand for optimal usage of servers has become a relevant topic. This paper contributes to the early design phases of data centres by providing insight into the power-performance trade-off that arises from power management. This paper proposes a flexible set of stochastic Petri net models which can be used easily to study the trade-off between performance and power consumption.


  • Data centre
  • Power management
  • Power
  • Performance
  • Trade-offs
  • Stochastic Petri nets
  • Numerical models
  • Efficiency

Björn F. Postema—The work in this paper has been supported by the Dutch national STW project Cooperative Networked Systems, as part of the program “Robust Design of Cyber- Physical Systems”.

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Postema, B.F., Haverkort, B.R. (2015). Stochastic Petri Net Models for the Analysis of Trade-Offs in Data Centres with Power Management. In: Klingert, S., Chinnici, M., Rey Porto, M. (eds) Energy Efficient Data Centers. E2DC 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 8945. Springer, Cham.

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