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CX-001583: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Dynamic Energy Consumption Management of Routing Telecom and Data Centers
CX(s) Applied: A9
Date: 03/30/2010
Location(s): Virginia
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

This concept definition study will develop a model for Real-Time Optimal Control algorithms designed to shift network power consumption up or down based on the need for services within a data or telecommunications center. By utilizing industry-standard protocols, the control algorithms can control the flow of energy based on network traffic and energy management information that will be reported from network devices in network routers and switches and in computing devices such as mainframes and servers. The key tasks include developing technical requirements, identifying critical algorithm elements, and translating telecom behavior into a control equation for analysis purposes. No manufacturing or laboratory testing will take place during this project. The project will be completed in 1 year.