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Issue No.04 - July/August (2010 vol.30)
pp: 25-28
José E. Moreira , IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
John Karidis , IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
ABSTRACT
<p>The authors argue that the minimum cost of computing can be provided by consolidating real-time workloads onto relatively large servers, which can operate at high utilization while maintaining required response time, and then filling the remaining overhead capacity with batch-like workloads sold at a significantly reduced price.</p>
INDEX TERMS
servers, data center, cost of computing, energy-proportional computing, and hardware
CITATION
José E. Moreira, John Karidis, "The Case for Full-Throttle Computing: An Alternative Datacenter Design Strategy", IEEE Micro, vol.30, no. 4, pp. 25-28, July/August 2010, doi:10.1109/MM.2010.74
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