GDCSim: A simulator for green data center design and analysis

Sandeep K.S. Gupta, Ayan Banerjee, Zahra Abbasi, Georgios Varsamopoulos, Michael Jonas, Joshua Ferguson, Rose Robin Gilbert, Tridib Mukherjee

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Energy-efficient data center design and management has been a challenge of increasing importance in the past decade due to its potential to save billions of dollars in energy costs. However, the state of the art in design and evaluation of data centers require designers to be expertly familiar with a prohibitively large number of domain-specific design tools that necessitate user intervention in each step of the design process. This is due to the lack of a holistic data center design tool. To fill this gap, this article presents an iterative green data center design framework, the Green Data Center Simulator (GDCSim), for the design and development of energy-efficient data centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbera3
JournalACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Cyber-physical system
  • Energy efficiency
  • Green data center
  • Modeling
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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