Conserving Energy in Real-Time Storage Systems With I/O Burstiness

Date Added: Feb 2010
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Energy conservation has become a critical problem for real-time embedded storage systems. Although a variety of approaches for reducing energy consumption have been extensively studied, energy conservation for real-time embedded storage systems is still an open problem. In this paper, the authors propose an energy management strategy, I/O Burstiness for Energy Conservation (IBEC), exploiting the burstiness of real-time embedded storage systems applications. Their approach aims at combining the IBEC energy-management strategy with a Linux-based disk block-scheduling mechanism to conserve the energy of storage systems.