COST-ET: COSTing and Exploring TCO for data centers


COST-ET is an estimation and exploration tool to provide qualitative trends of datacenter design choices (servers, racks configurations, etc.) on the total cost of ownership and the environmental impact.

This tool has been developed by Damien Hardy, Isidoros Sideris, Marios Kleanthous and Yiannakis Sazeides. The research leading to this tool is supported by the European Commission FP7 projects "Harnessing Performance Variability (Project No:612069 "HARPA") and "Energy-conscious 3D Server-on-Chip for Green Cloud Services (Project No:247779 "EuroCloud")”.


COST-ET: An Estimation and Design Space Exploration Tool for Datacenters TCO -
ISCA 2013 Tutorial
June 2013


COST-ET tool v1.6 and documentation
COST-ET tool v1.5 and documentation
COST-ET tool v1.4 and documentation
COST-ET tool v1.1 and documentation
COST-ET tool v1.1 BETA and documentation
COST-ET tool v1.0 and documentation

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Related publications

An Analytical Framework for Estimating TCO and Exploring Data Center Design Space -
D. Hardy, M. Kleanthous, I. Sideris, A. Saidi, E. Ozer and Y. Sazeides
IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS 2013)
Edited version of the paper appeared at ISPASS 2013
February 2014

Optimizing Data-Center TCO with Scale-Out Processors -
B. Grot, D. Hardy, P. Lotfi-Kamran, B. Falsafi, C. Nicopoulos and Y. Sazeides
IEEE Micro, Volume 32 (5), Pages 52-63
September - October 2012

EETCO: a tool to Estimate and Explore the implications of datacenter design choices on the TCO and the environmental impact -
D. Hardy, I. Sideris, A. Saidi and Y. Sazeides
Workshop on Energy-efficient Computing for a Sustainable World (held in conjunction with MICRO44)
December 2011