Interplay of energy and performance for disk arrays running transaction processing workloads

S. Gurumurthi, Jianyong Zhang, A. Sivasubramaniam, M. Kandemir, H. Franke, N. Vijaykrishnan, M. J. Irwin

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Abstract

The growth of business enterprises and the emergence of the Internet as a medium for data processing has led to a proliferation of applications that are server-centric. The power dissipation of such servers has a major consequence not only on the costs and environmental concerns of power generation and delivery, but also on their reliability and on the design of cooling and packaging mechanisms for these systems. This paper examines the energy and performance ramifications in the design of disk arrays which consume a major portion of the power in transaction processing environments. Using traces of TPC-C and TPC-H running on commercial servers, we conduct in-depth simulations of energy and performance behavior of disk arrays with different RAID configurations. Our results demonstrate that conventional disk power optimizations that have been previously proposed and evaluated for single disk systems' (laptops/workstations) are not very effective in server environments, even if we can design disks than have extremely fast spinup/spindown latencies and predict the idle periods accurately. On the other hand, tuning RAID parameters (RAID type, number of disks, stripe size etc.) has more impact on the power and performance behavior of these systems, sometimes having opposite effects on these two criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, ISPASS 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages123-132
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0780377567, 9780780377561
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, ISPASS 2003 - Austin, United States
Duration: Mar 6 2003Mar 8 2003

Publication series

Name2003 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, ISPASS 2003

Other

Other2003 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software, ISPASS 2003
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period3/6/033/8/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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