Lecture: May 1, 2012


Data Mining Techniques to Enhance Sustainability of Data Centers

Manish Marwah, HP


Manish Marwah is a Senior Research Scientist in the Sustainable Ecosystem Research group (SERg) at HP Labs. He is conducting cross-disciplinary research on the applications of data mining techniques to enhance sustainability of cyber physical infrastructure. His research has led to more than 40 refereed papers in conferences and journals; and resulted in 8 issued patents (and over 30 pending). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


In recent years, there has been a significant growth in number, size and power densities of data centers. A significant part of a data center power consumption is attributed to the cooling infrastructure, such as air handling units and chillers. For energy efficient operation and management of the cooling infrastructure, data centers are beginning to be extensively instrumented. In this talk, Iíll provide a overview of the data center cooling infrastructure and then describe work related to thermal anomaly detection and mining of motifs in chillers.

Lecture Notes

Data Mining for Sustainable Data Centers (pdf)