How can architecture help to reduce energy consumption in data center networking?

László Gyarmati, Tuan Anh Trinh

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Abstract

Reducing the power consumption of data centers has recently been received much attention from the research community and the industry alike. It is because the benefits are manifold: for the data centers themselves and towards the environment. A number of issues concerning with the consumption of the servers or the switches have been investigated. However, the energy requirement of the data center architecture has not yet been sufficiently addressed. In this paper, we address this issue and make two key contributions. Before delving into the details of possible solutions for reducing power of existing data center architectures, we first characterize the impact of architectural parameters on the power consumption of data centers by presenting preliminary results on the power consumption of state-of-the-art data center structures, namely BCube [8], DCell [9], and Fat-tree [1, 11, 7]. Secondly, based on the insights and lessons learnt from the analysis, we present our vision on possible practical solutions to reduce the energy usage of data center networking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the e-Energy 2010 - 1st Int'l Conf. on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking
Pages183-186
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2010
Event1st International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, e-Energy 2010 - Passau, Germany
Duration: 13 Apr 201015 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the e-Energy 2010 - 1st Int'l Conf. on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking

Other

Other1st International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, e-Energy 2010
CountryGermany
CityPassau
Period13/4/1015/4/10

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Keywords

  • data center
  • energy-efficient architecture
  • power consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

Cite this

Gyarmati, L., & Trinh, T. A. (2010). How can architecture help to reduce energy consumption in data center networking? In Proceedings of the e-Energy 2010 - 1st Int'l Conf. on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking (pp. 183-186). (Proceedings of the e-Energy 2010 - 1st Int'l Conf. on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking). https://doi.org/10.1145/1791314.1791343