Data Centers

Making Scheduling "Cool": Temperature-Aware Workload Placement in Data Centers

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Executive Summary

Trends towards consolidation and higher-density computing configurations make the problem of heat management one of the critical challenges in emerging data centers. Conventional approaches to addressing this problem have focused at the facilities level to develop new cooling technologies or optimize the delivery of cooling. In contrast to these approaches, the paper explores an alternate dimension to address this problem, namely a systems-level solution to control the heat generation through temperature aware workload placement.

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