Grenoble, 21st November 2012,
Launched on 1 July 2010, EnergeTIC is a research and development project that aims at managing a datacenter's energy consumption according to its application needs and economic and SLA (Service Level Agreement) constraints. It brings together Bull, Business & Decision Eolas, Schneider Electric, UXP, the Grenoble-based G2Elab, G-SCOP, LIG university laboratories, the Université Joseph Fourier and the Vesta-System company, a start-up created by the Grenoble university laboratories.
The aim of the EnergeTIC project is anticipative and continuous optimization of resources use and datacenter management operations. It defines groups of energy efficiency scenarios based on datacenter modeling: with the key innovation being its ability to approach the datacenter as a holistic system and control the function of all its heterogeneous components. It thus helped develop an experimental control system that dynamically adjusts resources to needs.
The second major innovation is precise energy efficiency measurement, namely by ensuring the optimal use of hardware resources based on application needs. To achieve that, a new energy efficiency measurement indicator has been considered in order to ensure that active IT power is used at full capacity. Moreover, this indicator is used in a quantitative characterization environment of Ashrae type (humidity and temperatures operating procedures).
The first version of the EnergeTIC project, which is currently operational, helps generate optimization plans thanks to activity measurement of virtual machines and servers. EnergeTIC uses the predictive module embedded in its optimizer to adjust energy consumption through a "server start-stop" approach that helps achieve optimum energy productivity based on applications' virtual machine needs.
The second version which is currently being installed, introduces a powerful application services performance measurement, SLA-based (Service Level Agreement) system. Its graphical interface has enriched features that use the new reported metrics. This final version's results will be demonstrated in March 2013.
The developed model can be enhanced and adapted to suit specific contexts. It can for instance integrate the cooling and electricity supply system's behavior.
To be noted that the EnergeTIC project was selected on 8 March 2010 within the context of the FUI's APP9. Financed by the OSEO, the city of Grenoble, Grenoble Alpes Métropole (METRO) and the General Council of Isère, the project was launched on 1 July 2010.
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Today, Bull employs around 9,000 people across more than 50 countries, 700 of whom are fully dedicated to R&D. In 2011, Bull reported a €1.3 billion turnover.
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About Business & Decision Eolas
Business & Decision Eolas, filiale du groupe Business & Decision, se développe dans les services en ligne managés en 24/7 de haute qualité pour le e-commerce, le e-business et la e-administration, avec une quadruple compétence : développement d'applications, webmarketing, hébergement, centre de services dédiés. Business & Decision est consultant et intégrateur de systèmes international (CIS). Leader de la Business Intelligence (BI) et du CRM, acteur majeur de l'e-Business, de l'Enterprise Information Management (EIM), des Enterprise Solutions ainsi que du Management Consulting. Le Groupe, présent dans 19 pays, emploie actuellement plus de 2 500 personnes en France et dans le Monde.
Plus d'informations, sur www.businessdecision-eolas.com, et www.fr.businessdecision.com ; contact : email@example.com
About G2Elab (Grenoble-INP, Université Joseph Fourier and CNRS)
The G2ELab (UMR CNRS/INP/UJF) laboratory is strongly involved both at the national and international level in energy flow management and strives towards greater energy efficiency, renewable energy integration, and energy quality. It works in close collaboration with the GSCOP and INES laboratories on solar energy and buildings energy management systems.
For more information: http://www.g2elab.grenoble-inp.fr/
About G-SCOP (Grenoble-INP, Université Joseph Fourier and CNRS)
G-SCOP (UMR CNRS/INP/UJF) is a multidisciplinary laboratory whose aim is to meet the scientific challenges that arise from an evolving industrial environment. The laboratory draws from extensive optimization skills to work on matters ranging from product design to production systems management. It is associated with Grenoble- INP, CNRS (UMR 5272) and the UJF. In 2005, G-SCOP laboratory along with namely G2ELAB laboratory, initiated research on intelligent management of energy flows, which had important housing applications. Concurrently, the work to reconcile energy flow management with ambient intelligence in buildings, initiated by the G-SCOP and LIG laboratories, showed that distributed intelligence helps better manage the flexibility that is inherent to occupied buildings.
For more information: http://www.g-scop.grenoble-inp.fr/
About Schneider Electric
Energy management global specialist, operating in over 100 countries, Schneider Electric provides integrated solutions across numerous market segments. The Group enjoys leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, data centers and networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable and efficient, the company's more than 100,000 employees generated a turnover of over 15.8 billion euros in 2009, through an active commitment to helping individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
For more information: www.schneider-electric.com
About the Université Joseph Fourier
The UJF (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble 1) is a key research center in sustainable development, and namely Data Centre environments (creation of new computer rooms with the latest "green" technologies). 2 LIG (Grenoble IT laboratory) teams are involved in this project.
MultiCOM works on the HMI (Human Machine Interface) aspects, designing and creating new interfaces, and uses (how to convey information) for implementation of operational solutions recommended by EnergeTIC.
SIGMA (Information Systems, Engineering and Adaptable Modeling) carries out research in information systems engineering. This research, primarily geared towards formalization, design, and IS infrastructure, is continuously set against real-life situations in areas such as health or manufacturing.
For more information: www.ujf-grenoble.fr, sigma.imag.fr, multicom.imag.fr
UXP is an independent Grenoble-based SME that designs and integrates its own open technologies and solutions in industrial IT, automation and advanced control. UXP's technical expertise is widely recognized and, at the national level, the company works in partnership with numerous corporate customers. UXP provides innovative business services and solutions in hardware and software technologies, in areas as varied as Energy, Embedded, Manufacturing, Construction, and Mountain.
Within the context of EnergeTic, UXP's engineers are tasked with identifying improvements to be brought to the installed hardware in Data Centers in order to optimize equipment operation and management in terms of heat.
This translates into write-ups on IT infrastructure cellular design specifications, mainly at rack level.
For more information: www.uxp.fr
Vesta-System is a start-up founded in 2011. It develops and promotes optimized management software solutions for energy systems, the designs and prototypes of which are developed in G-SCOP and G2ELAB laboratories. Within the context of the EnergeTIC project, it was subcontracted for implementation, adaptation, and standardization of EnergeTIC's optimization and anticipation solutions.
For more information: www.vesta-system.com