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Large-scale Distributed Systems and Energy Efficiency: A Holistic View by Jean-Marc Pierson

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Chapter 6Green Data Centers

Robert Basmadjian,1 Pascal Bouvry,2 Georges Da Costa,3 László Gyarmati,4 Dzmitry Kliazovich,2 Sébastien Lafond,5 Laurent Lefèvre,6 Hermann De Meer,7 Jean-Marc Pierson,3 Rastin Pries,8 Jordi Torres,9 Tuan Anh Trinh,10 and Samee Ullah Khan11

1ONE LOGIC GmbH, Passau, Germany

2Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, University of Luxembourg, Walferdange, Luxembourg

3IRIT, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

4Telefonica Research, Madrid, Spain

5Department of Information Technologies, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland

6Inria, LIP Laboratory, Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon, University of Lyon, Lyon, France

7Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Passau, Passau, Germany

8Department of Industrial Research and Innovation, VDI/VDE-IT, Germany

9Computer Architecture department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center—UPC, Barcelona Tech, Barcelona, Spain

10Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

11Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA

6.1 Introduction

The wide adoption of the novel Internet services of the past decade, for example, Web 2.0 services, cloud services, and cloud computing, modified the structure of the whole Internet ecosystem. Contrary to the earlier disperse structure, where each service had its own server to be operated on, the infrastructures of the current cloud services are ...

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