2014 IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC) (2014)
Austin, TX, USA
Dec. 5, 2014 to Dec. 7, 2014
Jaemyoun Lee , Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Kyungtae Kang , Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Chang Song , Naver Labs, Bundang, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Hard disks are one of the largest sources of power consumption in large-scale storage systems. The disk spin up/down technique has been shown to be an effective solution to this problem. Accordingly, the Open Compute Project (OCP) proposed a storage server for cold data, known as Cold Storage, to reduce power consumption using the spin-down technique in large-scale storage systems. With the aim of making effective use of Cold Storage, we characterize the power consumed by a hard disk in its various modes of operation. We then analyze the workload of an instant messaging service. These our contributions should provide guidelines for the implementation of a stable and energy-efficient distributed file system on a Cold Storage server, and to establish a spin-down policy that is power-proportional and promotes reliability.
Hard disks, Power demand, Servers, Spinning, Power measurement, Current measurement, Temperature measurement
J. Lee, K. Kang and C. Song, "Analyzing I/O patterns for the design of energy-efficient image servers," 2014 IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), Austin, TX, USA, 2014, pp. 1-8.