AC4DC - Adaptive Computing for Green Data Centers.
Increasing energy efficiency through intelligent computing and infrastructure management, from provider to user.
The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
is funding the IT2Green
programme for energy-efficient information and communication technologies (ICT) for small and medium enterprises, administration and households.
The scheme comprises innovative pilot projects aimed at reducing the energy requirements of ICT in data centers, telco networks, offices and home applications.
The "IT2Green" programme was initiated to counteract the expected increases in electricity consumed in all areas of ICT.
Altogether, ten projects have been selected that develop energy-efficient solutions for one of the following three project areas: "Telecommunication Networks", "Data Centers and Clouds", and "Monitoring and Management".
The Borderstep Institute is one of six project partners of the AC4DC project, assigned to the topic area "Data Centers and Clouds".
AC4DC (Adaptive Computing for Green Data Centers) is aimed at reducing unnecessary energy consumption in ICT applications. Some of the reasons for the growing energy demands in ICT, such as unused capacities or isolated optimization measures, however, could easily be avoided.
AC4DC aims for a more holistic and cost-effective approach to energy saving in information technology, with the entire ICT system - users, devices, data centers, data networks and energy utilities - being treated and improved as a whole.
Apart from significant energy savings, a more integral approach furthermore permits load optimization in power systems.
Further details about the project AC4DC
are available on our projects page.