Resolving data center power bill disputes: the energy-performance trade-offs of consolidation
Moore, Andrew W.
Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Sixth International Conference on Future Energy Systems
MetadataShow full item record
Chatzipapas, A., Pediaditakis, D., Rotsos, C., Mancuso, V., Crowcroft, J., & Moore, A. W. (2015). Resolving data center power bill disputes: the energy-performance trade-offs of consolidation. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Sixth International Conference on Future Energy Systems, 89-94. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248352
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from ACM via http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2768510.2770933
In this paper we challenge the common evaluation practices used for Virtual Machine (VM) consolidation, such as simulation and small testbeds, which fail to capture the fundamental trade-off between energy consumption and performance. We identify a number of over-simplifying assumptions which are typically made about the energy consumption and performance characteristics of modern networked systems. In response, we describe how more accurate models for data-center systems can be designed and used in order to create an evaluation framework that allows the more reliable exploration of the energy-performance trade-off for VM consolidation strategies.
Virtualization, consolidation, energy modeling, emulation
This work was jointly supported by by MINECO (grant TEC2014- 55713-R), the EPSRC INTERNET Project EP / H040536/1, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), under contract FA8750-11-C-0249. The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this article/presentation are those of the author/presenter and should not be interpreted as representing the official views or policies, either expressed or implied, of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or the Department of Defense.
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248352