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Power monitoring and control for large scale projects: SKA, a case study
Author(s): Domingos Barbosa; João Paulo Barraca; Dalmiro Maia; Bruno Carvalho; Jorge Vieira; Paul Swart; Gerhard Le Roux; Swaminathan Natarajan; Arnold van Ardenne; Luis Seca
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Paper Abstract

Large sensor-based science infrastructures for radio astronomy like the SKA will be among the most intensive datadriven projects in the world, facing very high demanding computation, storage, management, and above all power demands. The geographically wide distribution of the SKA and its associated processing requirements in the form of tailored High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities, require a Greener approach towards the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) adopted for the data processing to enable operational compliance to potentially strict power budgets. Addressing the reduction of electricity costs, improve system power monitoring and the generation and management of electricity at system level is paramount to avoid future inefficiencies and higher costs and enable fulfillments of Key Science Cases. Here we outline major characteristics and innovation approaches to address power efficiency and long-term power sustainability for radio astronomy projects, focusing on Green ICT for science and Smart power monitoring and control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99100J (15 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234496
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Domingos Barbosa, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
João Paulo Barraca, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Dalmiro Maia, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Bruno Carvalho, Critical Software (Portugal)
Jorge Vieira, Critical Software (Portugal)
Paul Swart, SKA Africa (South Africa)
Gerhard Le Roux, SKA Africa (South Africa)
Swaminathan Natarajan, TCS Research, Tata Consultancy Services (India)
Arnold van Ardenne, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Luis Seca, Ctr. for Power and Energy Systems, INESC-TEC (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9910:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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