Towards Multi-Agent Control in Energy-Efficient Data Centres

Yulia Berezovskaya, Chen-Wei Yang, Valeriy Vyatkin

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Abstract

Modern data centres consume electricity at the industrial scale; at the same time, most of them demonstrate redundancy in energy consumption. The two most significant energy consumers in a data centre are its computational system and cooling system. This work focuses on techniques, which adapt the system energy use based on resource requirements at run-time. Actually, this work is an inception phase, which determines the main requirements to control the energy-efficient data centre and develops its general project. For that aim, the general design of the multi-agent control is proposed. The different types of agents are identified and their objectives are determined. Based on agent types the architecture of the multi-agent control is developed and agents' interactions are considered. The paper presents an example of an agent controlling a server fan. The agent is examined using closed-loop co-simulation with a server model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2020
PublisherIEEE
Pages3574-3579
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - Virtual, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 19 Oct 202021 Oct 2020
Conference number: 46

Publication series

Name Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1553-572X

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Abbreviated titleIECON
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period19/10/202021/10/2020

Keywords

  • Data centre
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Multi-agent control

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