With the increased public awareness of today’s environmental and climate risks and challenges, it is only sensible to take serious actions to make data centers greener, especially with data centers becoming denser, with multiple GPUs and other accelerators per server.
That is why new regulations for data centers continue to evolve – from strategies to improve efficiency to governmental mandates – making data center sustainability not just optional but essential.
Intel® DCM features aid data center managers and IT operators in achieving and improving their sustainability and efficiency objectives by monitoring, calculating, reporting, alerting, predicting, and controlling data center carbon emissions and footprint.
Intel® DCM collects the real-time power consumption of servers and other IT devices in data centers. When users input the carbon intensity of electricity in hours/days/ months, Intel® DCM can use the power usage effectiveness (PUE) to measure the carbon emissions in real time. Intel® DCM can also calculate carbon emissions for logical groups that are set up.
Intel® DCM can project carbon emissions and can trigger alerts based on user defined quotas. Additionally, Intel® DCM can use CPU/memory/IO utilization data to predict the power consumption and carbon emissions of a single node.
Intel® DCM can identify underutilized servers so that they can be consolidated to reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, Intel® DCM can power cap servers to reduce their carbon emissions.
The carbon intensity can be adjusted per hour (e.g., set 9:00AM to 4:00PM for carbon intensity of solar), and that can be copied to other months with one click.