SMART ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN DATA CENTERS
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-29
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Techniques are provided for reducing peak power consumption for data centers through the use of power storage devices. These techniques may determine a current charge level for each of a plurality of power storage devices within a data center. A predicted future power consumption of the data center may be determined over a future interval of time. A predicted maximum amount of power drawn by the data center could be determined in each of a plurality of time slots within the future interval of time. Additionally, a scheme is provided to generate a schedule that provides an optimal usage of the plurality of power storage devices that minimizes the maximum amount of power drawn across all of the plurality of time slots within the future interval of time. The computing devices in the data center can then be scheduled to operate using the plurality of power storage devices according to the generated schedule.