Towards realizing a low cost and highly available datacenter power infrastructure

Sriram Govindan, Di Wang, Lydia Chen, Anand Sivasubramaniam, Bhuvan Urgaonkar

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Abstract

Realizing highly available datacenter power infrastructure is an extremely expensive proposition with costs more than doubling as we move from three 9's (Tier-1) to six 9's (Tier-4) of availability. Existing approaches only consider the cost/availability trade-off for a restricted set of power infrastructure configurations, relying mainly on component redundancy. A number of additional knobs such as centralized vs. distributed component placement and power-feed interconnect topology also exist, whose impact has only been studied in limited forms. In this paper, we develop detailed datacenter availability models using Continuous-time Markov Chains and Reliability Block Diagrams to quantify the cost-availability trade-off offered by these power infrastructure knobs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems, HotPower'11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event4th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems, HotPower'11 - Cascais, Portugal
Duration: Oct 23 2011Oct 23 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems, HotPower'11

Other

Other4th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems, HotPower'11
CountryPortugal
CityCascais
Period10/23/1110/23/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Govindan, S., Wang, D., Chen, L., Sivasubramaniam, A., & Urgaonkar, B. (2011). Towards realizing a low cost and highly available datacenter power infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems, HotPower'11 [7] (Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems, HotPower'11). https://doi.org/10.1145/2039252.2039259