Thermal aware workload placement with task-temperature profiles in a data center

Wang, Lizhe; Khan, Samee; Dayal, Jai
September 2012
Journal of Supercomputing;
Data centers now play an important role in modern IT infrastructures. Related research shows that the energy consumption for data center cooling systems has recently increased significantly. There is also strong evidence to show that high temperatures in a data center will lead to higher hardware failure rates, and thus an increase in maintenance costs. This paper devotes itself in the field of thermal aware workload placement for data centers. In this paper, we propose an analytical model, which describes data center resources with heat transfer properties and workloads with thermal features. Then two thermal aware task scheduling algorithms, TASA and TASA-B, are presented which aim to reduce temperatures and cooling system power consumption in a data center. A simulation study is carried out to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithms. Simulation results show that our algorithms can significantly reduce temperatures in data centers by introducing endurable decline in system performance.


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