2013 EMEA Forum – European Commission Data Centre Projects: CoolEmAll

16 October, 2013 | Presentation

Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre
Andrew Donoghue, 451 Research

This session offers an in-depth look at EU initiatives, the roles of ICT in Europe, and Europe’s advancements in sustainable data centres, cloud computing, and new business opportunities through green ICT. Information is provided about various EU projects, including CoolEmAll.

Project CoolEmAll is a 30-month, €3.6m ($4.9m) European Commission-funded research project involving data centre energy efficiency. The main aim of the project, which began in Q3 2011, is to develop simulation tools to improve the planning and operation of data centres. The project is now in its final year, and the consortium is looking for early adopters of the software, as well as development partners. An advisory board has also been established to help steer the final stages of technical development and explore ways to commercialize and disseminate the final product. Project coordinator, Ariel Oleksiak, and head of dissemination and exploitation, Andrew Donoghue, give an overview of the project and outline areas of collaboration with The Green Grid members and attendees.