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FIT4Green Project Successfully Completed

FIT4Green - a 30-month EU project that started in January 2010 - was successfully completed in June 2012. JSC collaborated in this project with partners from GFI Informatica Spain, HP Italy, University of Passau, University of Mannheim, Imperial College London, VTT Technical Research Centre Oulu, Create-net Italy, ENI Italy, and Almende Rotterdam. FIT4Green contributed to ICT energy reducing efforts by creating an energy-aware layer of plug-ins for data centre automation frameworks to improve the energy efficiency of existing IT deployments. It also minimizes the overall power consumption by moving computation and services around a federation of IT data centres. The FIT4Green optimization layer does not compromise Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Quality of Service (QoS) metrics, and it operates on top of current data centre resource management software to orchestrate the allocation of ICT resources and turn off the under- or unused equipment. Energy savings varied between 5% in a fully utilized HPC environment and up to 50% in a federation of data centres and they strongly depended on the availability of energy-saving mechanisms on the resources. More information can be found at http://www.fit4green.eu/.
(Contact: Andre Giesler, a.giesler@fz-juelich.de).


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