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Abstract: Energy costs are quickly rising in large-scale data centers and are soonprojected to overtake the cost of hardware. As a result, data center operatorshave recently started turning into using more energy-friendly hardware. Despitethe growing body of research in power management techniques, there has beenlittle work to date on energy efficiency from a data management softwareperspective.In this paper, we argue that hardware-only approaches are only part of thesolution, and that data management software will be key in optimizing forenergy efficiency. We discuss the problems arising from growing energy use indata centers and the trends that point to an increasing set of opportunitiesfor software-level optimizations. Using two simple experiments, we illustratethe potential of such optimizations, and, motivated by these examples, wediscuss general approaches for reducing energy waste. Lastly, we point outexisting places within database systems that are promising forenergy-efficiency optimizations and urge the data management systems communityto shift focus from performance-oriented research to energy-efficientcomputing.



Author: Stavros Harizopoulos HP Labs, Mehul Shah, Justin Meza UCLA, Parthasarathy Ranganathan HP Labs

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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