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Converting DCs in Energy Flexibility Ecosystems (CATALYST)

Deliverables

Federated DCs Migration Controller

This deliverable will provide the initial algorithmic analysis, detailed design, implementation (SW package) and theoretical evaluation of the Energy aware IT Load Scheduler & Balancing Optimizer.

Energy aware IT Load Balancing

This deliverable will describe, implement (SW package) and evaluate the IT Load Balance Optimization layer for the federated DCs by handling and monitoring virtual containers.

VC Generation & Migration

This deliverable will provide the initial design and implementation (SW package) of the Virtual Container (VC) Generator, which will also embed a hash blockchains-based VC tag and the Federated DC Security Controller as an extension to the OpenStack framework.

DC Energy Flexibility Management Tool

This deliverable will provide the CATALYST energy flexibility management tool as an extension of the GEYSER Intra DC Energy Optimization engine.

D5.3 Cloudification of the CATALYST market framework

Based on the combined results of D5.1 and D5.2, this deliverable will offer the adaptation framework and API allowing for quick and easy reconfiguration and integration of the CATALYST market framework by the interested parties.

Intermediate CATALYST Framework

Though CATALYST will follow the continuous integration approach, this deliverable will provide an intermediate CATALYST framework version (SW package) as end-to-end proof of concept.

Optimal orchestration of CATALYST market mechanisms

This deliverable will provide the implementation of the orchestration layer of the various CATALYST market mechanisms, including the marketplace infrastructures and the various local DC agents governing the DC participation in these marketplaces.

Final CATALYST Framework

This deliverable will provide the final end-to-end CATALYST framework offered as SW open source.

Smart Energy Flexibility Modelling

This deliverable will provide the modelling and realization of the smart grid/RES/DES electricity as well as potential electricity and thermal (heating/cooling) flexible energy estimations and capabilities of each DC participating in the CATALYST project and nearby districts and perform a preliminary feasibility study of the CATALYST approach.

DC Energy DR Prediction

This deliverable will provide the CATALYST Electricity and Thermal DR prediction component (SW package) as an extension of the GEYSER electricity DR component leveraging on time series and deep neural networks.

CATALYST market infrastructure implementation

This deliverable will offer the implementation of CATALYST’s USEF-based energy and IT marketplaces.

Trial set-up, test & evaluation methodology

This deliverable will provide a description of the trial sites as feedback to CATALYST system designers, along with use case evaluation criteria, test procedures.

Green DC Energy Efficiency Roadmap V2

This deliverable will summarize the GDC-SG activities and provide a roadmap for DC EE.

Trial Assessment and Replication guidelines

This deliverable will provide the final assessment of CATALYST along with the replication guidelines in order to allow 3rd parties to integrate the CATALYST framework in non-consortium sites.

Green DC Energy Efficiency Roadmap V1

This deliverable will summarize the GDC-SG activities and provide a roadmap for DC EE.

Report on marketing & promotional tools V2

This deliverable will comprise a listing and a description of the created marketing material and tools.

Data management plan v2

This deliverable will provide a description of the data management procedures to be used at trial sites.

CATALYST Specification & Design

This deliverable will analyse the CATALYST use cases so as to capture the user requirements based on which the requirements for the CATALYST framework and subsystem in terms of functionality, interfaces (hardware and software) and information flow will be identified. It will also specify the CATALYST framework architecture and interfaces between IT and Energy components.

Data management plan V1

This deliverable will provide a description of the data management procedures to be used at trial sites.

Green DC Assessment Toolkit

This deliverable will provide the Green DC Assessment Toolkit, including test cases, metrics measuring processes and methodologies

Dissemination & Standardization Activities V1

This deliverable will summarize the annual Dissemination plans and SDO activities.

Final CATALYST Framework Architecture

This deliverable will provide the CATALYST framework final architecture, covering both the IT and the Energy layers. Emphasis will be put on the areas that could form contributions to standards. Moreover it will provide an updated/final version of the CATALYST Green DC Certification Process

Guidelines and Integration Framework

This deliverable will provide detailed guidelines describing the integration methodology. Moreover, it will provide the automated Continuous Integration Framework, providing the complete end-to-end chain from the source code repository up to the qualification infrastructure.

Report on marketing & promotional tools V1

This deliverable will comprise a listing and a description of the created marketing material and tools.

Dissemination & Standardization Activities V3

This deliverable will summarize the annual Dissemination plans and SDO activities.

Final Publishable Report

This deliverable will provide publishable project outcomes.

Green DC Stakeholder Group Manifest

This deliverable will be the GDC-SG formation manifest, defining the scope of the group.

Dissemination & Standardization Activities V2

This deliverable will summarize the annual Dissemination plans and SDO activities.

Project Web site

This deliverable will provide the initial version of the project web site to be updated frequently.

Trials initial results

This deliverable will contain the preparatory work, and initial DCs trial validation results.

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Publications

Energy Flexibility Prediction for Data Center Engagement in Demand Response Programs

Author(s): Andreea Valeria Vesa, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Marcel Antal, Claudia Pop, Bogdan Iancu, Ioan Salomie, Vasile Teodor Dadarlat
Published in: Sustainability, 12/4, 2020, Page(s) 1417, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su12041417

MoSiCS: Modeling, simulation and optimization of complex systems–A case study on energy efficient datacenters

Author(s): Marcel Antal, Claudia Pop, Teodor Petrican, Andreea Valeria Vesa, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie, Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz
Published in: Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 93, 2019, Page(s) 21-41, ISSN 1569-190X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2018.12.004

Exploiting data centres energy flexibility in smart cities: Business scenarios

Author(s): Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie, Marcel Antal, Claudia Pop, Massimo Bertoncini, Diego Arnone, Florin Pop
Published in: Information Sciences, 476, 2019, Page(s) 392-412, ISSN 0020-0255
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2018.07.010

Reuse of Data Center Waste Heat in Nearby Neighborhoods: A Neural Networks-Based Prediction Model

Author(s): Marcel Antal, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Radoslaw Gorzenski, Radoslaw Januszewski, Ariel Oleksiak, Wojciech Piatek, Claudia Pop, Ioan Salomie, Wojciech Szeliga
Published in: Energies, 12/5, 2019, Page(s) 814, ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/en12050814

Transforming Data Centers in Active Thermal Energy Players in Nearby Neighborhoods

Author(s): Marcel Antal, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Claudia Pop, Ioan Salomie
Published in: Sustainability, 10/4, 2018, Page(s) 939, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su10040939

Data Centers Optimized Integration with Multi-Energy Grids: Test Cases and Results in Operational Environment

Author(s): Tudor Cioara, Marcel Antal, Claudia Daniela Antal (Pop), Ionut Anghel, Massimo Bertoncini, Diego Arnone, Marilena Lazzaro, Marzia Mammina, Terpsichori-Helen Velivassaki, Artemis Voulkidis, Yoann Ricordel, Nicolas Sainthérant, Ariel Oleksiak and Wojciech Piatek
Published in: Sustainability, 2020, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su12239893

Converting Data Centers in Energy Flexibility Ecosystems

Author(s): Ionut Anghel, Tudor Cioara, Claudia Pop, Massimo Bertoncini, Terpsichori-Helen Velivassaki, Vasiliki Georgiadou, Ariel Oleksiak, Artemis Voulkidis, Nicolas Saintherant, Maria Adele Paglia
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2018, Page(s) 1-4, ISBN 978-1-5386-5186-5
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/eeeic.2018.8493735

CoolCloudSim: Integrating Cooling System Models in CloudSim

Author(s): Pintea Cristian, Pintea Eugen, Antal Marcel, Claudia Pop, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie
Published in: 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), 2018, Page(s) 387-394, ISBN 978-1-5386-8445-0
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/iccp.2018.8516648