Policy / Systems / Technology

February 29, 2012


Fujitsu, Others Develop Automated System to Design Network that Uses 20% Less Power

Keywords: Environmental Technology Manufacturing industry 

Fujitsu Ltd., a major producer of communication and information processing systems, and its research and development affiliate Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., announced on August 10, 2011, that they jointly developed an automated design technology that enables an ethernet composition that consumes 20 percent less power as a whole than the conventional system while maintaining the required communication speed network configuration.

The system targets large-scale Ethernet networks, such as those in data centers, and integrates an extensive number of design parameters such as network configuration, communication speed between access points, and the type of equipment, into a mathematical model called a linear programming problem. By solving these problems, the technology optimizes power consumption and system setup costs of the entire network.

The development of this technology was partially supported by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) as the government-endorsed research entitled "Research and Development of Highly Reliable and Energy Efficient Network Control Technology to Support Cloud Services (Environmentally Conscious Network Design: Signaling System)" and "Research and Development toward Foundation of Cutting-Edge Green Cloud Infrastructure (Environmentally Conscious Network Design: Signaling System)."

The new automated system enables the operator to select the optimal network equipment or setting simply by entering the network requirements that are too complex to incorporate manually.

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Posted: 2012/02/29 06:00:15 AM



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