A step in Improvement of Performance and Energy Efficiency

Why Cool Optics ?

The Paris Agreement on climate change forces governments and industries to drastically reduce their carbon footprint. This will be done by moving to renewable sources and by reducing energy consumption. At the same time energy consumption in Data Center is growing at 35% CAGR and reached over 400 GWh last year, more than the total UK electricity consumption. This results in a carbon footprint of 200 MTon /year, of which 40 Mton/year alone in Europe.

This growth is mainly driven by the explosive growth of data communication at a speed of 30% /year. According to Cisco, Global mobile data traffic will increase sevenfold between 2016 and 2021, at a compound annual growth rate of 47 percent from 2016 to 2021, reaching 49.0 exabytes per month by 2021. All this traffic is eventually handled by data centers


This not only counteracts activities on carbon footprint reduction, it also creats a growing concern for Data Center management regarding cost, cooling and performance. Many solutions are being developed, but the most efficient way is to find a solution in the data communication itself.

The FP7 EU project ADDAPT (“Adaptive Data and Power Aware Transceivers for Optical Communications”) has developed a transceiver concept to reduce energy. As one of the participants, the founder of Cool Optics Pieter van Leeuwen, is developing this concept further into an energy management solution including the network stack. Additional applications are in the areas of latency reduction and optical switching.


Powerplant

Capacity

   :  

400 MW

Yield

  :  

50%

C02 Footprint

  :  

2 Mton / yr

Facebook DC Fort Worth

Floor area

   :  

75.000 m2

Power

  :  

100 MW

C02 Footprint

  :  

0.5 Mton / yr

Global Energy Data Centers

Global Power

   :  

50 GW

Data traffic growth

  :  

30 % / yr

C02 Footprint

  :  

200 Mton / yr