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Issue No.05 - Sept.-Oct. (2012 vol.32)
pp: 52-63
Boris Grot , EPFL
Damien Hardy , University of Cyprus
Chrysostomos Nicopoulos , University of Cyprus
Yiannakis Sazeides , University of Cyprus
ABSTRACT
Performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) are key optimization metrics in large-scale data centers. According to these metrics, data centers designed with conventional server processors are inefficient. Recently introduced processors based on low-power cores can improve both throughput and energy efficiency compared to conventional server chips. However, a specialized Scale-Out Processor (SOP) architecture maximizes on-chip computing density to deliver the highest performance per TCO and performance per watt at the data-center level.
INDEX TERMS
Program processors, Servers, Computer architecture, System-on-a-chip, Performance evaluation, Organizations, Investments, total cost of ownership, Scale-Out Processors, data centers, performance
CITATION
Boris Grot, Damien Hardy, Pejman Lotfi-Kamran, Babak Falsafi, Chrysostomos Nicopoulos, Yiannakis Sazeides, "Optimizing Data-Center TCO with Scale-Out Processors", IEEE Micro, vol.32, no. 5, pp. 52-63, Sept.-Oct. 2012, doi:10.1109/MM.2012.71
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