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An evaluation of code and data optimizations in the context of disk power reduction

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An evaluation of code and data optimizations in the context of disk power reduction
Disk power management is becoming increasingly important in high-end server and cluster type of environments that execute dataintensive applications. While hardware-only approaches (e.g., lowpower modes supported by current disks) are successful to a certain extent, one also needs to consider the software side to achieve further energy savings. This paper first demonstrates that conventional data locality oriented code transformations are not sufficient for minimizing disk power consumption. The reason is that these optimizations do not take into account how disk-resident array data are laid out on the disk system, and consequently, fail to increase idle periods of disks, which is the primary metric using which disk power can be reduced. Instead, we propose a disk layout aware application optimization strategy that uses both code restructuring and data layout optimization. Our experimental evaluation with several benchmark codes reveal that the proposed strategy is very successful i...
Mahmut T. Kandemir, Seung Woo Son, Guangyu Chen
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ISLPED
Authors Mahmut T. Kandemir, Seung Woo Son, Guangyu Chen
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