Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers

Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort, Björn Frits Postema

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Abstract

In this paper we advocate the use of simple stochastic models to analyse the energy-performance trade-off in data centres. Recently such trade-offs have received increased attention, however, the tools used to make such trade-offs are largely based on simulation and real-life experiments. Although simulations studies are very helpful, we think that simple analytical models, or models based on stochastic Petri nets (or similar description techniques) can be very fruitful in guiding design processes in the early phases. Similarly, we do think that experimental work is very important, however, its results come "after the fact" in the sense that the system has been built already once the experiments are being performed. Our claim is that the use of simple models early in the design phase provides a very good return on investment. This short paper presents some preliminary models that can be used for early-in-design trade-off analyses.
LanguageUndefined
Title of host publicationMMB & DFT 2014 : Proceedings of the International Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014
Place of PublicationBamberg
PublisherUniversity of Bamberg Press
Pages113-122
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-86309-208-5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameSchriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
PublisherUniversity of Bamberg Press
ISSN (Print)1867-7401

Keywords

  • Performance
  • Stochastic Petri Nets
  • matrix-geometric methods
  • EWI-24676
  • IR-91065
  • Data centres
  • Energy
  • METIS-304073
  • Analytical models

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Haverkort, B. R. H. M., & Postema, B. F. (2014). Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers. In MMB & DFT 2014 : Proceedings of the International Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014 (pp. 113-122). (Schriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg). Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.
Haverkort, Boudewijn R.H.M. ; Postema, Björn Frits. / Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers. MMB & DFT 2014 : Proceedings of the International Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014. Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press, 2014. pp. 113-122 (Schriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg).
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Haverkort, BRHM & Postema, BF 2014, Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers. in MMB & DFT 2014 : Proceedings of the International Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014. Schriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, University of Bamberg Press, Bamberg, pp. 113-122.

Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers. / Haverkort, Boudewijn R.H.M.; Postema, Björn Frits.

MMB & DFT 2014 : Proceedings of the International Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014. Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press, 2014. p. 113-122 (Schriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg).

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Haverkort BRHM, Postema BF. Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers. In MMB & DFT 2014 : Proceedings of the International Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press. 2014. p. 113-122. (Schriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg).