Energy optimizations for data center network : formulation and its solution
Foh, Chuan Heng
Aung, Khin Mi Mi
Date of Issue2012
IEEE Global Communications Conference (2012 : Anaheim, California, US)
School of Computer Engineering
Data center consumes increasing amount of power nowadays, together with expanding number of data centers and upgrading data center scale, its power consumption becomes a knotty issue. While main efforts of this research focus on server and storage power reduction, network devices as part of the key components of data centers, also contribute to the overall power consumption as data centers expand. In this paper, we address this problem with two perspectives. First, in a macro level, we attempt to reduce redundant energy usage incurred by network redundancies for load balancing. Second, in the micro level, we design algorithm to limit port rate in order to reduce unnecessary power consumption. Given the guidelines we obtained from problem formulation, we propose a solution based on greedy approach with integration of network traffic and minimization of switch link rate. We also present results from a simulation-based performance evaluation which shows that expected power saving is achieved with tolerable delay.
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