Michael Patterson, Ph.D., Intel, Metrics and Measurement Work Group
In the beginning there was PUE, now, as the range of metrics is expanding, we will look at CUE and WUE. These two new metrics, modeled after the successful PUE metric, will be reviewed in the context of how to improve your data center operations. A brief background review of metric development and definition will be followed by detailed discussions of how CUE and WUE can be used in all aspects of the data center life-cycle. The benefits and advantages to beginning their use now will be discussed, particularly in light of the growing awareness of the need for sustainable data center operations.