The Center for Energy Smart Electronic Systems (ES2) was established in 2011 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).

Since its inception, data production has increased exponentially, with these trends continuing on to the foreseeable future. The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency mining and other data-driven technologies are becoming more prevalent in business, and handheld devices continue to proliferate.

Managing all of this data requires large data centers that consume vast amounts of energy. ES2 is a collaboration of government, academia and industry devoted to research in making data centers more energy efficient. Our vision is the creation and operation of energy-optimized data centers and electronic systems at any specified performance level by SMART allocation and distribution of IT load, SMART integration of controlled on-demand cooling and SMART elimination of energy waste and inefficiencies.

The center’s mission is to develop methodologies for operating electronic systems, including data centers, as dynamic, self-sensing and regulating systems that are predictable and verified in real time.