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Computer Systems (Operating Systems)

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Thu D. Nguyen

Parasol is a green micro-datacenter partially powered by solar energy and partially cooled by "free-cooling".  It comprises a small container, a set of solar panels, and batteries. The container lies on a steel structure placed on the roof of our building. The solar panels are mounted on top of the steel structure and shade the container from the sun. The container hosts two racks of energy-efficient servers (up to 160 of them) and networking equipment. The container uses free cooling whenever possible, and direct-exchange air conditioning otherwise.