An AnyLogic simulation model for power and performance analysis of data centres

Björn Frits Postema, Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort

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In this paper we propose a simulation framework that allows for the analysis of power and performance trade-offs for data centres that save energy via power management. The models are cooperating discrete-event and agent-based models, which enable a variety of data centre configurations, including various infrastructural choices, workload models, (heterogeneous) servers and power management strategies. The capabilities of our modelling and simulation approach is shown with an example of a 200-server cluster. A validation that compares our results, for a restricted model with a previously published numerical model is also provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Performance Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Workshop on Performance Engineering, EPEW 2015
EditorsMarta Beltran, William Knottenbelt, Jeremy Bradley
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319232669
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Workshop on Performance Engineering 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 31 Aug 20151 Sept 2015
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceEuropean Workshop on Performance Engineering 2015
Abbreviated titleEPEW 2015
Internet address


  • EWI-26243
  • Steady state analysis
  • Performance analysis
  • Power Management
  • Power-performance trade-off
  • Data centres
  • METIS-314949
  • Transient analysis
  • Simulation
  • IR-98113
  • Cascading effect
  • Agent-based models
  • Discrete-event models


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