Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Summer 2011


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Engineering Management Synthesis

Course Number

ETM 590


The purpose of this research paper is to measure improvement rate of Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) with Information Technology (IT) equipment power and Total Facility Power (TP) in order to forecast the data center performance. We examined eleven Google Data Centers located in different geographical regions within the United States between 2005 and 2011. We used two mathematical approaches, Malmquist Index and the concept of Technology Forecast Data Envelope Analysis (TFDEA). The results were analyzed to determine the trend of PUE and used to forecast the PUE performance for the Google data centers for the next 10 years.


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