Ginseng: Market-Driven Memory Allocation

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Provided by: Technimo LLC
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing providers rent computing resources to their clients. As competition between providers gets tougher and prices decrease, providers will need to continuously and ruthlessly reduce expenses, primarily by improving their hardware utilization. Physical memory is the most constrained and thus precious re-source in use in cloud computing platforms today. Google, for example, had to begin charging for memory usage in addition to CPU usage: not charging for memory made the scaling of applications that use a lot of memory and little CPU time \"Cost-prohibitive to Google\".
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