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Haverkort, B.R.H.M. and Postema, B.F. (2014) Towards Simple Models for Energy-Performance Trade-Offs in Data Centers. In: MMB & DFT 2014 : Proceedings of the International Workshops SOCNET 2014 and FGENET 2014, 19 Mar 2014, Bamberg, Germany. pp. 113-122. Schriften aus der Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. University of Bamberg Press. ISSN 1867-7401 ISBN 978-3-86309-208-5

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In this paper we advocate the use of simple stochastic models to analyse the energy-performance trade-off in data centres. Recently such trade-offs have received increased attention, however, the tools used to make such trade-offs are largely based on simulation and real-life experiments. Although simulations studies are very helpful, we think that simple analytical models, or models based on stochastic Petri nets (or similar description techniques) can be very fruitful in guiding design processes in the early phases.
Similarly, we do think that experimental work is very important, however, its results come "after the fact" in the sense that the system has been built already once the experiments are being performed. Our claim is that the
use of simple models early in the design phase provides a very good return on investment. This short paper presents some preliminary models that can be used for early-in-design trade-off analyses.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-DACS: Design and Analysis of Communication Systems
Research Program:CTIT-DSN: Dependable Systems and Networks
Research Project:Cooperative Networked Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords:Data centres, energy, performance, analytical models, matrix-geometric methods, stochastic Petri nets
ID Code:24676
Deposited On:26 May 2014
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