European Workshop on Performance Engineering

EPEW 2015: Computer Performance Engineering pp 258-272

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

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23267-6_17

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9272)
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Postema B.F., Haverkort B.R. (2015) An AnyLogic Simulation Model for Power and Performance Analysis of Data Centres. In: Beltrán M., Knottenbelt W., Bradley J. (eds) Computer Performance Engineering. EPEW 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9272. Springer, Cham


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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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

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

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