As the second year of the GENiC project comes to a close the project has made significant progress towards the realisation of a complete systems approach through a novel scalable, integrated management and control platform for data centre wide optimisation of energy consumption. This was achieved by integrating monitoring and control of the primary data centre energy producing/consuming components: computation, communication, and data storage, cooling, local power generation, energy storage, and waste heat recovery.
The current GENiC platform is a realisation of the architecture defined as part of work package 1. It is based on micro service architecture principles and includes open interfaces and a common data format to support extensibility and scalability.
The GENiC platform provides a set of services that are loosely coupled on the GENiC controller cluster to support energy optimisation. These provide functionalities to handle DC model mapping, sensor telemetry (Airflow, temperature and power), workload actuation, fault detection and diagnosis and historical data storage.
The platform provides control and optimisation functions along with decision support tools that allows data centre operators to achieve a substantial reduction in energy consumption, PUE and CUE.