WattApp: An Application Aware Power Meter for Shared Data Centers
The increasing heterogeneity between applications in emerging virtualized data centers like clouds introduce significant challenges in estimating the power drawn by the data center. In this paper, the authors present WattApp: an application-aware power meter for shared data centers that addresses this challenge. In order to deal with heterogeneous applications, WattApp introduces application parameters (e.g., throughput) in the power modeling framework. WattApp is based on a carefully designed set of experiments on a mix of diverse applications: power benchmarks, web-transaction workloads, HPC workloads and I/O-intensive workloads.