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

Marcel Antal , Claudia Pop , Teodor Petrican , Andreea Valeria Vesa , Tudor Cioara , Ionut Anghel , Ioan Salomie , Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz


This paper proposes a methodology for modeling and simulation the operation of Complex Systems considering the energy perspective which may feature both discrete and continuous as well as linear and nonlinear sub-systems. The methodology integrates in a unified view, subsystems with behavioral or phenomenological models, each of them featuring a set of inputs, outputs and control variables with their associated actions. A proactive optimization process is defined in terms of system level flexibility as well as operation self-adaption, and is leveraging on model simulations to calculate over a time window the system outputs for a set of given inputs and actions. We aim to determine the optimal plan of actions over a set of predicted inputs that will minimize the distance between the system outputs and a given target. To prove its effectiveness, we model and simulate the thermal-electrical processes inside a Data Center, aiming to optimize its operation by exploiting the thermal energy flexibility to re-use the otherwise wasted heat in nearby neighborhoods. 1.
Author Marcel Antal - [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca]
Marcel Antal,,
, Claudia Pop - [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca]
Claudia Pop,,
, Teodor Petrican - [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca]
Teodor Petrican,,
, Andreea Valeria Vesa - [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca]
Andreea Valeria Vesa,,
, Tudor Cioara - [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca]
Tudor Cioara,,
, Ionut Anghel - [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca]
Ionut Anghel,,
, Ioan Salomie - [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca]
Ioan Salomie,,
, Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz (FEIT / AK)
Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Control and Computation Engineering
Journal seriesSimulation Modelling Practice and Theory, ISSN 1569-190X, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in EnglishModeling Simulation Complex systems Adaptability Proactive planning and optimization Data center Energy efficiency Smart energy grid Thermal flexibility
ASJC Classification1708 Hardware and Architecture; 2611 Modelling and Simulation; 1712 Software
Languageen angielski
Antal i in ENS SimModPRTHeor.pdf 4.09 MB
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 17-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.377; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.426 (2) - 2018=2.677 (5)
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