EPFL/STI/IEL/ESL
Expert in thermal modeling of multiprocessor architectures and thermal management, hardware/software co-design methods
David Atienza
EPFL
YINS
Developing a radically new thermal-aware design approach for next generation energy-efficient datacenters
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EPFL/STI/IEL/ESL
Expert in thermal modeling of multiprocessor architectures and thermal management, hardware/software co-design methods
David Atienza
EPFL
ETHZ/D-ITET
Expert in design technologies for next-generation heterogeneous many-core platforms
Luca Benini
ETHZ
EPFL/IC/GR-SCI-IC/SCI-IC-EB
Expert in data center infrastructure and networking, operating systems, virtualization
Edouard Bugnion
EPFL
EPFL/IC/PARSA
Expert in energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly cloud technologies and parallel systems
Babak Falsafi
EPFL
Credit Suisse
Expert in IT energy conservation
Marcel Ledergerber
Credit Suisse
Eaton
Expert in data centre automation solutions
Fabrice Roudet
Eaton
BrainServe SA
Expert in cloud computing and fibre networks
Patrick Segu
BrainServe SA
ETHZ / Computer Engineering & Networks Lab.
Expert in Resource constrained system optimization, RF communication, computer engineering
Lothar Thiele
ETHZ
EPFL/STI/IGM/LTCM 
Expert in microscale two-phase flow and heat transfer and modeling of micro-evaporators
John Thome
EPFL

Project Description

Energy efficiency in datacenters is of strategic importance to Switzerland, as over 75% of the Swiss economy is service-based and depends on information technology (IT), which makes Switzerland one of top spenders of IT per capita. IT is also witnessing a major paradigm shift towards Cloud Computing with datacenters emerging as a key backbone of services at scale, making energy dissipated in datacenters a key concern even with moderate increases in IT electricity demands. In particular, because of Switzerland’s decision to abandon nuclear energy by 2034, improvements in energy efficiency are imperative to make up for half of the electricity otherwise furnished by nuclear power. Meanwhile, in Switzerland many IT departments for enterprises, research, and governmental organizations alike are at capacity with regards to their electricity budget. Thus, the only feasible solution to achieve energy sustainability is to drastically increase the power efficiency of data centers.   

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Notable publications

Passive Two-Phase Thermosyphon Loop Cooling System for High Heat Flux Servers
N. Lamaison, J.B. Marcinichen, S. Szczukiewicz, J.R. Thome and P. J, Beucher
Interfacial Phenomena Heat Transfer, 3 (4): 369-391 (2015)

Two-Phase Mini-Thermosyphon Electronics Cooling, Part 4: Application to 2U servers
Nicolas Lamaison, Jackson B. Marcinichen, Chin Lee Ong and John R.Thome
IEEE/ ITHERM 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2016

Two-Phase Mini-Thermosyphon Electronics Cooling, Part 3: Transient Modeling and Experimental Validation
Nicolas Lamaison, Jackson B. Marcinichen, Chin Lee Ong and John R.Thome
IEEE/ ITHERM 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2016

Two-Phase Mini-Thermosyphon Electronics Cooling, Part 2: Model and Steady-State Validations
Jackson B. Marcinichen, Nicolas Lamaison, Chin Lee Ong and John R.Thome
IEEE/ ITHERM 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2016


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Posters from 2016


Multi-Objective System-Level Management of Geo-Distributed Data Centers
Ali Pahlevan, Pablo Garcia del Valle, David Atienza

Two-Phase Microchannel Thermosyphon Cooling System for Blade/2U Servers
Nicolas Lamaison, Chin Lee Ong and John Richard THome

Accelerating Bioinformatics with Distributed Reconfigurable Systems
Stuart Byma, Sam Whitlock, Edouard Bugnion, Christos Kozyrakis, James Larus

Chip Design for Rack-Scale Computing
Alexandros Daglis, Stanko Novakovic, Edouard Bugnion, Babak Falsafi, Boris Grot


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Posters from 2015


Virtual Flow Tables
Jonas Fietz, Sam Whitlock, George Ioannidis, Katerina Argyraki, Edouard Bugnion

Two-Phase Microchannel Thermosyphon Cooling System for Servers
Nicolas LAMAISON, Jackson BRAZ MARCINICHEN, John Richard THOME

A Calibration Based Thermal Modeling Technique For Complex Multicore Systems
Devendra Rai, Philipp Miedl, Davide B. Bartolini, and Lothar Thiele

PowerCool: Simulation of Integrated Microfluidic Power Generation in Many-Core Servers
Artem Andreev, Mohamed Sabry, Arvind Sridhar, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel and David Atienza

Posters from 2014


Dynamic modeling and Integration of New Generation Datacenter Cooled with On-Chip Two-Phase Cooling System
Nicolas LAMAISON, Jackson MARCINICHEN, John THOME

TRANSCEND: Holistic Thermal-Aware Design for Energy-Minimal Datacenters
Dr. Martino Ruggiero and Prof. David Atienza (on behalf of the TRANSCEND Consortium)

Scale-Out NUMA
Stanko Novakovic, Alexandros Daglis, Edouard Bugnion, Babak Falsafi, Boris Grot

Fast and Scalable Simulation of Many-Core Heterogeneous SoCs
Shivani Raghav, Martino Ruggiero, David Atienza, Christian Pinto, Andrea Marongiu, Luca Benini

    

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