US Patent No. 10,925,191

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE POWER DELIVERY FOR A DATA CENTER BASED ON PREDICTED POWER CONSUMPTION


Patent No. 10,925,191
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Methods And Apparatus To Manage Power Delivery For A Data Center Based On Predicted Power Consumption
Inventorship Raja Kommula, Cupertino, CA (US)
Thayumanavan Sridhar, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assignee VMware, Inc, Palo Alto, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,925,191

1. An apparatus comprising:a temperature predictor to predict a combined ambient air temperature in a data center during a future duration based on 1) a first ambient air temperature corresponding to heat to be generated by hardware resources in physical server racks when executing workloads, the heat to be generated by the hardware resources determined based on a summation of power utilization by servers, network resources, and storage resources and 2) a second ambient air temperature corresponding to a building structure of the data center;
a power utilization analyzer to determine a predicted total data center power utilization for the future duration based on a computing power utilization and a climate control power utilization, the climate control power utilization based on a power utilization corresponding to adjusting the combined ambient air temperature to satisfy an ambient air temperature threshold; and
a power manager to configure a power supply station to deliver an amount of electrical power during the future duration to satisfy the predicted total data center power utilization.