Thermal-Aware Task Scheduling to Minimize Energy Usage of Blade Server Based Datacenters
Source: Arizona State University
Blade severs are being increasingly deployed in modern datacenters due to their high performance/cost ratio and compact size. In this study, the authors paper their work on blade server based datacenter thermal management. The goal is to minimize the total energy costs (usage) of datacenter operation while providing a reasonable thermal environment for their reliable operation. Due to special characteristics of blade servers, they argue that previously proposed power-oriented schemes are ineffective for blade server-based datacenters and that task-oriented scheduling is a more practicable approach since the contribution to the total energy cost from cooling and computing systems vary according to the utilization rates.