The Green Computing Book

Tackling Energy Efficiency at Large Scale

Edited by Wu-chun Feng

© 2014 – CRC Press

353 pages | 96 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439819876
pub: 2014-06-16
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About the Book

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.


"… doubtless a very valuable addition to the literature on its topic …"

—Shrisha Rao, Computing Reviews, August 24, 2015

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Number Systems
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General