The Green Computing Book
Tackling Energy Efficiency at Large Scale
Edited by Wu-chun Feng
CRC Press – 2014 – 353 pages
State-of-the-Art Approaches to Advance the Large-Scale Green Computing Movement
Edited by one of the founders and lead investigator of the Green500 list, The Green Computing Book: Tackling Energy Efficiency at Large Scale explores seminal research in large-scale green computing. It begins with low-level, hardware-based approaches and then traverses up the software stack with increasingly higher-level, software-based approaches.
In the first chapter, the IBM Blue Gene team illustrates how to improve the energy efficiency of a supercomputer by an order of magnitude without any system performance loss in parallelizable applications. The next few chapters explain how to enhance the energy efficiency of a large-scale computing system via compiler-directed energy optimizations, an adaptive run-time system, and a general prediction performance framework. The book then explores the interactions between energy management and reliability and describes storage system organization that maximizes energy efficiency and reliability. It also addresses the need for coordinated power control across different layers and covers demand response policies in computing centers. The final chapter assesses the impact of servers on data center costs.
Low-Power, Massively Parallel, Energy-Efficient Supercomputers The Blue Gene Team
Compiler-Driven Energy Efficiency Mahmut Kandemir and Shekhar Srikantaiah
An Adaptive Run-Time System for Improving Energy Efficiency Chung-Hsing Hsu, Wu-chun Feng, and Stephen W. Poole
Energy-Efficient Multithreading through Run-Time Adaptation
Exploring Trade-Offs between Energy Savings and Reliability in Storage Systems Ali R. Butt, Puranjoy Bhattacharjee, Guanying Wang, and Chris Gniady
Cross-Layer Power Management Zhikui Wang and Parthasarathy Ranganathan
Energy-Efficient Virtualized Systems Ripal Nathuji and Karsten Schwan
Demand Response for Computing Centers Jeffery S. Chase
Implications of Recent Trends in Performance, Costs, and Energy Use for Servers Jonathan G. Koomey, Christian Belady, Michael Patterson, Anthony Santos, and Klaus-Dieter Lange
Wu-chun Feng is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he is the director of the Synergy Laboratory. He is also the principal investigator of mpiBlast and Supercomputing in Small Spaces, founder of MyVICE, and co-founder of the Green500 list. His research interests lie broadly at the synergistic intersection of computer architecture, systems software and middleware, and applications software.