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Energy Management for Commercial Servers
December 2003 (vol. 36 no. 12)
pp. 39-48
Charles Lefurgy, IBM Austin Research Lab
Karthick Rajamani, IBM Austin Research Lab
Freeman Rawson, IBM Austin Research Lab
Wes Felter, IBM Austin Research Lab
Michael Kistler, IBM Austin Research Lab
Tom W. Keller, IBM Austin Research Lab

Servers--high-end, multiprocessor systems running commercial workloads--have typically included extensive cooling systems and resided in custom-built rooms for high-powerdelivery. Recently, as transistor density and demand for computing resources have rapidly increased, even these highend systems face energy-use constraints.

Commercial-server energy management now focuses on conserving power in the memory and microprocessor subsystems. Because their workloads are typically structured as multiple application programs, system-wide approaches are more applicable to multiprocessor environments in commercial servers than techniques that primarily apply to single-application environments, such as those based on compiler optimizations.

Citation:
Charles Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Freeman Rawson, Wes Felter, Michael Kistler, Tom W. Keller, "Energy Management for Commercial Servers," Computer, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 39-48, Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MC.2003.1250880
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